Posted: Monday, November 7, 2011 4:48 pm
The Messenger, November 7, 2011
Larry Franklin Preuett Sr., 70, of Hornbeak died 1:05 a.m. Nov. 6, 2011, at Golden Living Center in Union City.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home. The Rev. Rick Burton and Cress Harris will officiate. Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery near Union City.
Pallbearers will be Steven Preuett, Stanley Preuett, Freddie Preuett Jr., Scott Preuett, Tim Thompson and David A. Russell.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home 5-8 p.m. Tuesday.
He was born Sept. 11, 1941, in Obion County, son of the late Leonard and Olivia (Clemmons) Preuett of the Crystal community. He was married to the former Eva Margaret Jones of Hickman, Ky.
They would have celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary Nov. 14.
He had worked as a painting contractor for almost 50 years.
He was an avid horseman and showed fine harness ponies, garnering numerous awards.
He served as superintendent for the Obion County Fair, where he was in charge of the horse shows, and was vice president of the Obion County Saddle Club for many years. One of his greatest joys was watching his grandchildren play basketball.
He is also survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Gene Mitchell of Atoka; his son and daughter-in-law, Larry Preuett Jr. and Kelly Preuett of Union City; three brothers, Jerry Preuett and Freddie Preuett Sr., both of Union City, and Tommy Preuett of Ellicott City, Md.; his sister, June Wilson of South Fulton; five grandchildren; and 19 nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his sister, Melonie Preuett; and his brother, David Lynn Preuett.
To view the DVD that is an online tribute, or to leave messages of condolence for the family, visit the funeral home website at www.emfuneralhome.com.