Naaman "Jack" Preece Profile Photo
1933 Naaman 2023

Naaman "Jack" Preece

April 22, 1933 — January 14, 2023



Naaman Preece (Jack), 89 of Whitman, WV, passed away in his home on January 14th, 2023.  Jack was born on April 22, 1933, in Logan WV, His parents were Ben Preece and Lula (Adams) Preece.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Preece, 6 sister and 5 brother, two sons Butch Preece and Kevin Akers, two daughters, Patty Preece and Rita Preece and his grandson, Mitchel Smith.


Those left to cherish his memory are his daughters Sheila (Joe) Preece-Cain, Becky (Charlie) Adkins, Mandy Akers, sons, Bryan (Mary) Akers, Leanard Akers, daughter-in-law Irene Akers.  He was the grandfather to Brandon (Courtney)Pritchard, Kala (Jose) Ocampo, JT (Misty) Smith, Chad Smith, Joseph (Amanda) Vance, Tony Akers, Brian Akers, Rebecca (Gabe) Frye, Kenny (Tara) Akers, Mary Akers, Austin Vance, Dezirea Akers, Kelli (Lee) Goodman, Sara Akers, and Daphney Akers.  He was a wonderful great grandfather to Elisha Smith, Jeanette Smith, Cayleb Smith, Dane and Kent Pritchard, Odin and Jack Ocampo, Ethen Frye, Olivia, Bristal, Maverick and Memphis Goodman, Sawyer Belcher, Xander, Gunner, Ryder, and Alyss Akers.  Jack is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and special friends.


Jack was the center of the family and was loved beyond words.  He loved to sit and tell stories of growing up in a time we could only dream of.  He worked in the mines and had lots of memories with friends and co-worker.  He loved his family but was heartbroken by the loss of his wife Mary.  We can only imagine the reunion he is having.  We will miss him but will cherish all the love and support he gave us as a dad, papaw, and great papaw.


Graveside services will be held, Thursday, January 19th at 1:00 pm, Forest Lawn Cemetary, Pecks Mill, WV. 


Online condolences may be left at


Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Akers-James Funeral Home, Logan, WV.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Naaman "Jack" Preece, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Graveside Service

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 896

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree