James Preston, Jr. was born May 23, 1948 in Alcolu, SC to the late James and Pearlie Mae Epps Preston, Sr.
James received some educational instructions in the public schools of Clarendon County. He spent most of his life as a farmer to help support his younger sisters and brothers.
James (Slick) Preston, Jr, was full of life and nothing could hold him down. He was a man full of words, full of laughter and full of fun. He will be truly missed.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Edna Ruth Gamble and Rebecca Preston Bradley and a brother, Jimmy Preston.
On December 30, 2017 around 11:58 AM, James Preston, Jr. was called home and passed away at Palmetto Health Tuomey in Sumter, SC
James leaves to cherish his memory, two sisters, Anna Margaret Williams of Darlington, SC and Carol Ann Preston of Sumter, SC; two brothers, Walter Preston of Silver Springs, MD and Mc Preston of Sumter, SC. James was blessed to have a host of nieces and nephews who loved him dearly with other relatives and friends. A special niece, Carol Wilson, who took care of him throughout his illness and final days.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 1:00 PM from Cross Road CFM & St. Peter Church 845 Webb Street Sumter, SC with Bishop Sylvester Francis, III, Pastor and Officiant.
A public viewing will be held on Friday, January 5, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the mortuary.
The family is receiving friends at 450 Grange Road Sumter, SC.