Jake (J.R.) Prewitt was born Finis Cleveland Prewitt, Jr. on Aug. 10, 1938, in Barry County. He passed away Oct. 28, 2008, at the age of 70.
He was united in marriage to Rose Sims on aug. 15, 1963. She survives.
Additional survivors include: two sisters, Virginia Prewitt, of Exeter and Ruth Stephens, of Cassville; one brother, Lester Prewitt, of Ridgley; four daughters, Diane Dunn, of Rocheport, Lynn Barber and her husband, Jerry, of Rocheport, and Leann Meadow-Blake and her husband, Kenneth, of Gordo, Ala., and Dee Dee Earnhart, of columbia; one son, Terry Prewitt, of New Franklin; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Finis Cleveland Prewitt, Sr. and mother, Loie Nita Stephenson Prewitt; four brothers, Franky Ray, Bethel, bob and Gene Prewitt; and two sisters, Odean Sinders and Eva May Higgs.
He was a member of the Midway Heights Baptist church.
He had worked in many occupations; drywall, carpet, meat processor, salesman, custodian and as a driver for Joe Machens Ford of Columbia.
A memorial service was held Saturday at Midway Heights Baptist Church with Bro. David Schawo officiating.
Another memorial service will be held Sunday, Nov. 9 at 1:30 p.m. at the Ridgley Baptist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in his memory.
Arrangements were under the direction of Parker Funeral Service, Columbia.