Douglas Lee Prather, 56, of Salt Lake City, Utah died March 22, 2023. Doug was born in Osaka Japan, November 4, 1966 to parents Donald Prather and Iseko Fujii.\n\nDoug was well known for his infectious smile, wicked dance moves and goofy personality. He loved all sports and was a devoted University of Hawaii fan. At the age of 18, Doug enlisted in the United States Navy where he served 6 honorable years as an Electrician’s Mate. He then converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served a two-year mission in Japan. After returning from his mission, he worked in the hospitality industry as a Japanese tour guide and after September 11th he returned to school to be an Electrician Journeyman. He was a proud member of IBEW 1186.\n\nHis five children were the center of his universe. He did everything in his power to support them in all of their endeavors from hula and gymnastics to cheerleading and volleyball. Over the course of 10 years he fostered multiple children which he loved as if they were his own. He loved all his callings and was a dedicated Scout Master and Youth Leader.\n\nDoug was thrilled to meet his first grandchild Greyson Pritchett. He is also survived by his children Sarah Pritchett (Kyle), Ginnylin Prather, Koko Prather, Annamarie Prather, James Prather and Susan Gilbert along with his Sister Kathy Nicole Lawson.\n\nPreceded in death by his parents and grandparents JD and Virginia Prather.\n\nThere will be a viewing on March 30, 2023 from 6:00-8:00 PM. Services will be held March 31, 2023 at 11 am. A visitation will be held prior from 10:00-10:45 AM Viewing and Services will be held at Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home at 1007 W. South Jordan Parkway, South Jordan, Utah. Interment will follow at Utah Veterans Cemetery.