James M. Preston

Sunday, 20 May 2012

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
Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements