James Milton Preston

May 20 2012

91 year old James Milton Preston of Woodbury died Friday at NHC of Smithville. He was born in Cannon County. Preston was a deacon at the Woodland Baptist Church, a veteran of World War II having served in the Army. He was a farmer and he worked in construction. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Woodland Baptist Church. Greg Mitchell and John Robinson will officiate and burial will be in the Amity Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and Monday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at the church. Preston was preceded in death by his parents, Hervey Preston and Verna Griffith Preston; two grandchildren, Jimmy Preston and Virginia Preston; and a sister, Margaret Gilley. Survivors include his wife of 65 ½ years, Margaret Inglis Preston of Woodbury. Children, Regina and husband Wayne Pack and Helen Preston all of Smithville; David and wife Jackie Preston of Beech Grove, Russell and wife Kay Preston of Manchester, Charles and wife Kathy Preston, Terry Preston, and Donald Preston all of Woodbury. A brother, Harry Martin Preston of Crossville. Thirteen grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to the Cannon County Child Advocacy Center or Woodland Baptist Church, in lieu of flowers.

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