Loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, James David Prewett, died on October 15, 2012 at 8:20am from prostate cancer, surrounded by his family and in the comfort of his home. David Prewett was born on September 15, 1939 in Fort Payne, Alabama, to the late Elmer S. and Hazel E. Prewett. He grew up in Fort Payne, attending DeKalb County High School (1957), in Fort Payne, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Howard College, now Samford University (1961), in Birmingham, Alabama. He earned a Master’s degree in Theology from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (1964), in Louisville, Kentucky.
David and his wife, Carole Prewett, resided in Scripps Ranch where David was a member of several development planning committees, including the Miramar Ranch North Planning Committee, serving on the committee for over 15 years, and as Chairman from 1986-1989. He was also inducted into the Scripps Ranch Civic Association’s Volunteer Hall of Fame in 2006, for his decades of invaluable service to the community. David enjoyed spending time with his six grandchildren fishing in Hendrix pond, alligator hunting in Hoyt Park and swimming in the Loire Valley community pool. He was a loyal University of Alabama football fan – every fall one could hear a mighty “ROLL-TIDE!” coming from the Prewett home.
David was beloved by his family – his wife Carole; his son Jase Prewett and his wife, Pamela Prewett of San Diego; her son David Christopher Flesh and his wife, Katherine of San Jose, California; her daughter, Elizabeth Flesh of San Diego; his sister, Janice Clapp and her husband, Norman Clapp of Blairsville, Georgia; David and Carole’s six grandchildren: Jagger and Reese Prewett, Michael, Janet, Layna and Nate Flesh. In addition, David was an integral part of many community organizations, actively involved in his children and grandchildren’s academic, professional and personal pursuits, and a strong supporter of local businesses in Poway and Scripps Ranch. Every person who encountered David was positively impacted by him. His character, integrity, respect and humor were honored and cherished, both in his professional and personal life. His friends and loved ones referred to his abilities as a storyteller as one of a kind, he “never let the facts get in the way of a good story.” His strength and inspiration as a husband, father, grandfather, mentor, and friend is irreplaceable. He will be forever in our hearts.
A memorial service will take place on Monday, October 22, 2012 at Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, 4321 Eastgate Mall, San Diego, CA 92121 at 10:30am. A reception at the church will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in David’s memory to San Diego Hospice Foundation, 4311 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103 or you can give online, https://donate.sdhospice.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=298