|Birth: ||Feb. 26, 1923|
|Death: ||Nov. 14, 2010|
Thomas A. Prewitt passed away at Beauregard Memorial Hospital in DeRidder, LA on 11/14/10 a short time after being diagnosed with lung cancer. He was a resident of Bundicks Lake in Beauregard Parish. Tommy was a young 87 years old and a retired veteran of the Armed Forces. Funeral Services were at Six Mile Pentecostal Church, 186 Six Mile Pentecostal Church Road in Pitkin, LA, Grave side services were held at Blackjack Cemetery immediately following the funeral. He was preceded in death by wife Regina Krquzlis Prewitt, wife Inez Beard Prewitt, stepchildren Jerry Beard, Melissa Burnett, and son in law Charles Chaney Jr. Surviving children are Mary Prewitt of Keyser, West Virginia, Francis Jacquemin of Keyser, West Virginia, Margaret Prewitt McGee and Husband Dave McGee of Keyser, West Virginia, Joseph and Barbara Prewitt of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, Susan Chavarria-Krohn and husband Toby Krohn of DeRidder, LA, Greg and Laura Prewitt of Granton, Wisconsin, and Victoria Prewitt of Ishpeming, Michigan. Surviving stepchildren are Margaret Chaney of Dry Creek, LA, John and Pam Beard of Pitkin, LA and Joe and Melissa Ray of Pitkin, LA. There are a total of 23 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren from these families.
"Tommy was a member of the Army 82nd Airborne Division which is also known by us as The All American Division or America's Guard of Honor but the Germans referred to them as the Devil's in baggy pants. During WWII, Tommy made combat jumps in Italy, France, and Holland with which the 82nd suffered heavy casualties but achieved all of their goals. He also fought with the 25th Infantry Division in Korea but retired when America started to get involved in Vietnam. He made the statement that he had survived WWII and Korea and was tired of fighting.
America and its citizens owe men of this caliber a debt of gratitude that cannot be repaid just by saying that we support our troops. We owe them our love, respect, and to walk in the light of their examples of exemplary human beings. They are very brave and their love for the people of this country is unmatched anywhere on this earth. Tommy's last words were about soldiers so we know he held the soldiers of America dear to his heart.
Tommy loved fishing, deer hunting, family time, and visiting. He was the only man I know that could talk all day long and you could not get a word in on the conversation. When he was fishing his favorite saying was cone on Charlie, Star Kist don't want you but I will take you.
I will leave you with thought that Tommy treated his step children as they were his own.
In Jesus' name"
Penned by a Family Member or a Very Close Friend.
Services were under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home of DeRidder.
Thomas A Prewitt (1893 - 1947)
May E McFarland Prewitt (1892 - 1972)
Created by: Duffie and Kathy
Record added: Nov 17, 2010
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