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