Ted Yates Prevatte

April 5, 1929 - September 2, 2022
Ted Yates Prevatte

Ted Prevatte passed away peacefully on Friday, September 2nd, 2022, at the age of 93.  He was born to Teda and Kelly Prevatte on April 5th, 1929.

After serving at the Pentagon in the United States Air Force, Ted earned his BA in broadcast journalism from UNC Chapel Hill.  He began his career in radio as a DJ often dedicating songs to his sweetheart Ellen.  Ted left the radio industry as a station manager, becoming an award-winning sales executive in the textile industry and an instructor of Dale Carnegie Courses for public speaking and sales.  After a long sales and advertising career he retired from Young & Rubicam as the account executive for the United States Army ROTC.

Fulfilling their dream to live full time at the beach, Ted and his wife Ellen moved to Kure Beach, North Carolina.  Some of his other accomplishments include serving as president of the Prevatt(e) Historical Society, attending the first NC Lutheran Via De Cristo weekend and being active in the church community for many years.  Ted traveled the country as a diabetes educator and had recently formed a diabetic support group where he lived at Trinity Grove.  A jazz enthusiast, he enjoyed listening to vintage records and playing the tenor saxophone.  Ted was an actor in numerous local theater productions and film projects wherever he lived.

He is survived by his wife Ellen with whom he recently celebrated 65 years of marriage, his children Michele (Donald) and Reed (Teresa), and his grandchildren Cameron, Christopher, and Alex.

A memorial service will be held in his honor on Friday, September 9, 2022, 11:00 AM, at Kure Beach Memorial Lutheran Church.

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  • September 08, 2022
    Gilbert Alphin says:
    In 2004, my wife Karen and I joined the Lutheran Congregation. Ted and Ellen were our sponsors. From there, Ted was my first sharing buddy. Every two weeks or so, the two of us would meet at the church, Kure Memorial Lutheran Church. Coming from a Baptist and Methodist background, I shared the new wonders of Holy Communion. From there, Vida-Cristo to the studies from an abbot in Monks Corner SC were inspiring and rewarding. For us, 2004 to the present has been a true “coming of age experience”. Ted, thank you for your friendship and guidance. Gilbert and Karen Alphin.

  • September 08, 2022
    Tracy Eames says:
    He was a great man and a great friend. I am so blessed to have known him. Sending prayers and love to Reed and Michele! God bless you both.

  • September 07, 2022
    Glenna and Dan Sears says:
    Ted was our good friend in Raleigh for many years. He and Ellen were active members of Grace Lutheran Church. Ted was one of the first persons we met when we came to Grace--he was ushering that day-- and his warm welcome invited us into the congregation. We are thankful for Ted and Ellen. Glenna and Dan Sears

  • September 07, 2022
    Robert Todd says:
    God bless Ted and may he rest in eternal peace and may God bless Ellen and the family.

  • September 06, 2022
    Popovec Cheryl says:
    Blessings to the family and friends who loved Mr Prevatte. He lived an interesting active life. May he rest in eternal peace.