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Ronald H. Preskitt

May 17, 1949 — November 24, 2022

Byron, GA

Mr. Ronald H. Preskitt, 73, of Byron, GA, passed away on Thursday, November 24, 2022, at Houston Medical Center in Warner Robins, GA A graveside funeral service with military honors will be held at 12:00PM on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at Andersonville National Cemetery with Bro. Troy Fripp officiating.

Mr. Preskitt was born in Americus, GA, on May 17, 1949, to Floyd Edward Preskitt, Sr., and Nadine Harden Preskitt. He was retired and proud to have served in the United States Army in the Vietnam War. The love for his children was all-encompassing, never wavering, imperfect but true; he often told them, "You're my heart, my life, and my soul" He was fun-loving and joked A LOT: He loved to camp, fish, and cook out with family and friends. He would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need. Ron loved his Georgia Bulldogs and (sometimes) the Atlanta Falcons. He could fix almost anything. He loved yard sales and selling and trading. He shared a close bond with his identical twin brother, Don. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter and son-in-law, Tracy and Chris Westmoreland; by a great grandson, Koltyn Phillips; by three sisters, Alice Haggadone (Bill), Joann Cromer (Jesse), and Gail Felker; by two brothers, Edward Preskitt and Allen Preskitt; and by his precious dog,Little Bit.

He is survived by his life companion of 24 years, Mary Preskitt of Byron, GA; by a son, John Allen Preskitt (Michelle) of Valley, AL; three daughters, Nikki Garner (Travis) of Amsterdam, NY, Jessica Preskitt and Jenna Preskitt, both of Panama City Beach, FL; by a step-son, Michael Fritts, of Panama City Beach, FL; by two brothers, his twin, Donald Preskitt (Trish) of Ft. Valley, GA, and Cliff Preskitt of Americus, GA; by two sisters, Marie Pevler (Larry) Buford, GA, and Shirley Peters of Ellaville, GA; his grandchildren, Josh Veal (Taylor) of Dawson, GA, Chelsey Phillips (Keith) of Albany, GA, Kylie Westmoreland of Leesburg, GA, Austin Floyd of Old Lyme, CT, Kaylee Floyd, Madison Garner, and Emily Garner, all of Amsterdam, NY, and Rowan Jordan of Valley, AL; and two great grandchildren, Lane Veal and Hazeleigh Phillips. Numerous cousins, nieces and nephews that he loved very much also survive.

Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Wreaths Across America for Andersonville National Cemetery,

Way-Watson Funeral Home of Ellaville has been entrusted with these arrangements.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, November 28, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Way-Watson Funeral Home- Ellaville

28 Oglethorpe St, Ellaville, GA 31806

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Andersonville National Cemetery

Andersonville, GA 31711

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