Franklin Cordell “Frank” Preast, Sr., 75, died Friday, May 24, 2013.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at the Baptist Cemetery in Scotland Neck. The Reverend Doctor Allen Cherry and the Reverend Doctor James Drake will be presiding.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 27, 2013 at Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck.
Frank was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He retired from CSX Railroad after many years of service and served in the NC National Guard. Frank was a member of the Scotland Neck Masonic Lodge No. 689 and the First Baptist Church of Scotland Neck.
Frank is survived by his wife, Betty Ann Umphlet Preast; his daughter, Pat Preast Lanier and husband Lee of Scotland Neck; his sons, Franklin Cordell “Frankie” Preast, Jr. and wife Jenny Sue of Scotland Neck and Dwayne Clark Preast and wife Lori Ann of Bethel; his sister, Miriam Preast Phelps and husband Elbert of Scotland Neck; his brother, Dewey Benson Preast and wife Hope of Middlesex; three grandchildren, Bryant Preast, Ward Lanier, and Katie Lanier; and one great-granddaughter, Emma Riley Lanier.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Masonic Home for Children at Oxford, 600 College Street, Oxford, NC 27565 or to the First Baptist Church of Scotland Neck, P.O. Box 539, Scotland Neck, NC 27874.
Arrangements are being handled by Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck.