Paul Ernest Preskitt

Paul Ernest Preskitt

Paul Ernest Preskitt, 90, passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: London Bass, Preskitt Castleberry, Cole Bell, Robert Graham, Shaun Grimes and Cecil Bell.

Born April 25, 1932, in Coosa, Ga., he was a son of the late John Ernest Preskitt and the late Cora Ward Law. Preskitt was a self-employed mason working in construction and was a member of First Christian Church. He was a member of M.B. Council Lodge No. 13, Free and Accepted Masons, of Al Sihah Shrine Temple, and of American Legion Post 2 in Americus, Ga.

Preskitt was retired as captain from the U.S. Army, having served for 20 years between 1949 and 1969, including service during the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Victoria Rose Preskitt Welch; by grandson Thomas Matthew Castleberry and his wife Farrah Johnson Castleberry; and by a stepbrother, Buddy Law.

Survivors include his wife, Rosa Cox Preskitt; son Stephen Preskitt (Cindy); daughters Paula Preskitt Hanks (Charles) and Jan Preskitt Parker (Gary); grandchildren Mandi Castleberry Bass (Robert Graham), Stephanie Preskitt Grimes (Shaun), Laura Leigh Bell (Cecil) and Bryan Parker (Jaime); great-grandchildren London Bass (Skyla), Ashlyn Bass, Preskitt Castleberry and his adopted parents Rhydon and Amy Mays, Bella Parker, Zoe Bell and Cole Bell; a great-great-grandson to be, Kolton Preskitt Bass; sister Martha Spence; stepsister Cheryl Smith (Gerald); personal care giver Marsha Robinson; and several nieces and nephews.

For those wishing to do so, memorial contributions are suggested to the Sumter Humane Society, 108 Industrial Blvd., Americus, GA 31719; or to Phoebe Sumter Hospice, 126 US Highway 280, Americus, GA 31719.

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