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Albert Fletcher Prewitt

Thursday, October 6, 2005

Born 4-2-1921 -- Died 9-25-2005

Albert Fletcher Prewitt was born April 2, 1921 the son of Ivens and Mary James Prewitt of Ravenden, Ark.

He married Dorothy Harrell on Oct. 17, 1944 in Hardy. When he died Sept. 25, 2005, they were less than a month from celebrating their 61st wedding anniversary.

Albert served as a flight engineer aboard a B-24 with the 389th bombardment group, 8th Army Air Force. Few realized that the quiet and loving dairy farmer was a decorated World War II veteran with many medals, including an EAME campaign medal with three bronze stars, an air medal with three flying oak leaf clusters and the distinguished flying crosses.

In addition to operating a large farm since 1946, Albert was a member of the board of directors of Farm Credit Services for 18 years. The Prewitts were Oregon County Farm Family of the Year in 1965. But far more important to Albert was his membership in the Jeff Church of Christ, where he served as an elder, song leader and treasurer for many years.

He was a devoted husband and loving father.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy of the family home in Farewell, Thayer, Mo., where they operated a dairy and beef farm since 1946; one son, Dr. Larry Prewitt and wife Janice, and a daughter-in-law, Jo Beth Prewitt; five grandchildren, Tammy Nicholson and husband, Rob, Brian Prewitt and wife, Beth, Kevin Prewitt, Sarah Jo Prewitt and John Prewitt; two great-grandchildren, Ashtyn Nicholson and Ansley Nicholson; four sisters, Edith Brown, Thelma Smotherman, Mary Lou Osterbuhr, and Iva Chloe Porter; one brother-in-law, Ned Johnson; several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his son, Dr. Gary Prewitt; his parents; two brothers, Perry Prewitt and Elmer Prewitt; and two sisters, Ethel Busch and Bertha Johnson.

The funeral services were held at the Carter Funeral Home in Thayer Sept. 28. Burial was in the Thayer Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home of Thayer, Mo.