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willie prescott sr.

Posted on April 21, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

Aug. 21, 1935 - April 19, 2013

NAPPANEE — Willie Prescott Sr., 77, of Nappanee, died at 9:48 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2013, at home surrounded by his wife and loved ones.

He was born Aug. 21, 1935, in Kenton, Tenn., to Washington Irving and Clara M. (Cavender) Prescott.

Mr. Prescott moved to Nappanee in 1953.

He married Joan Bowling on May 22, 1954, in Nappanee.

He worked at McCormick Motors in Nappanee for 33 years as a mechanic. Prior to working there he worked at Nappanee Milling Company and then managed the D & D Station in Nappanee. He enjoyed working on his ’57 Chevy. Mr. Prescott was a member of Nappanee Church of God.

Mr. Prescott is survived by his wife, Joan; a son, Willie Claude (Pam) Prescott; daughters Vickie (Daniel) Holiday, Debra (John) Johnson and Charlotte (Patrick) Johnson, all of Nappanee; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother, Billy W. Prescott of Memphis, Tenn.; and sisters Sheila Coleman of Hornsby, Tenn., Jean Fryer of Covington, Tenn., Mary Smith of Memphis, Betty Manning of Arkansas and Blossom Northcutt of Russellville, Ark.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Sarah June Sanders.

Family and friends may call for two hours prior to the 5 p.m. memorial service Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee. The Rev. Justin Moore will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be given to Alzheimers Association or the Center for Hospice.