James H. “Jimmy” Prescott

James H. “Jimmy” Prescott, prominent Tallahassee businessman and former state representative from Walton County, died peacefully in his sleep at home in DeFuniak Springs, Florida, on Dec. 28, 2005, after a long illness. The son of Henry Lee and Lola Prescott, Jimmy Prescott was born in DeFuniak Springs, moving to Tallahassee as an adult where he raised his family.

Prescott is survived by his wife of eight years, Mary Sue (Cawthon) Prescott, of DeFuniak Springs, and his children, Tim Prescott, wife, Susie, and children, Kendall, Taylor and JP, of Plant City, Florida, Chuck Prescott, wife, Cynthia, and children, Andy and Vicky, of Tallahassee, and Rob Prescott and wife, Kayla, of Rocky Point, North Carolina. He is also survived by his sister, Marion Godwin, of DeFuniak Springs, FL. Step-children include Kathryn Barley, Peck Cawthon, Sarah Meleney and Mary Grace McCord, as well as their families.

He was proceeded in death by his loving wife of forty years, Barbara (Ward) Prescott, as well as his parents, and brother, Charles M. Prescott, and sister, Margaret Ann Ferguson.

Prescott, a 1960 graduate of Florida State University, founded and owned several successful business in Tallahassee, including Prescott Plumbing Company, Prescott Supply Company, and Prescott’s Ace Hardware Stores. He served Walton County and the state of Florida as a member of the House of Representatives from 1962 to 1964. He served his state and country as a member of the Florida National Guard.

An avid outdoorsman, Prescott loved the ocean and spent may years enjoying the Panhandle coast and Bimini, Bahamas. He loved sharing his homes on the gulf coast and [Bimini] with his friends and family.

The family [requests] donations be made to Hospice of [not specified] in memory of Jimmy Prescott.

[Source: The DeFuniak Springs Herald, January 05, 2006, Page 4-B]

[Burial: Culley’s MeadowWood Memorial Park, Tallahassee]