Mr. James Milton Preston, 91, died Friday, May 18, 2012 at NHC – Smithville following an extended illness.
A resident of Woodbury, Mr. Preston was a native of Cannon County. He served as a deacon at Woodland Baptist Church, and was a veteran of WWII, serving in the Army. He was a farmer and worked in construction.
His wife of 65 1/2 years, Margaret Inglis Preston of Woodbury.
Children: Regina (Wayne) Pack and Helen Preston, both of Smithville; David (Jackie) Preston of Beech Grove, Russell (Kay) Preston of Manchester, Charles (Kathy) Preston, Terry Preston and Donald Preston all of Woodbury.
Brother: Harry Martin Preston of Crossville.
Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hervey Preston and Verna Griffith Preston; 2 grandchildren, Jimmy Preston and Virginia Preston, and a sister, Margaret Gilley.
Funeral services will be held at Woodland Baptist Church at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, May 21, 2012 with Bro. Greg Mitchell and Bro. John Robinson officiating.
Burial will be in Amity Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 2:00 p.m. Sunday and Mr. Preston will lie in state at the church Monday from 11:00 a.m. until time of service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cannon County Child Advocacy Center or Woodland Baptist Church.
For online tributes, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net