Born 1926 -- Died 1-15-2006
Rev. Tom K. Prentice died peacefully in his sleep at home in Horseshoe Bend Jan. 15, 2006, at the age of 79.
Born in Okmulgee, Okla., in 1926, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
In 1953 he was ordianed a minister in the Presbyterian Church. After serving as a missionary in Brazil from 1954-1958, he served for nearly 50 years in churches in Malden, Mo., and Horseshoe Bend.
His mission to serve God extended to all people, in all places. His "calling card" was a silver dollar, which he placed into the hands of thousands of surprised strangers and friends, telling them, "Love is like money. It's not worth anything unless you spend it or give it away."
Rev. Prentice is survived by two sons, Thomas Prentice Jr. of Conway and Daniel Prentice of Nevada City; one daughter, Renie Rule of Little Rock; six grandchilden; three step-grandchildren and a loving friend, Holly Andersen.
Memorials may be made to Ministry of Hope/Crisis Nursery, P.O. Box 1462, Black Mtn., N.C. 28711.
Donations will go directly to a family friend in Malawi, Africa, to help orphaned babies.