Joseph “David” Prescott, 70, entered into his eternal rest Friday night, September 15, 2023 at Piedmont Hospital in Augusta. The family will receive friends to celebrate his life from 6:00-8:00PM Thursday evening, September 21, 2023 at James Funeral Home.
A lifelong resident of the Matthews area in Jefferson County, David was the eighth of nine children born to the late Irene Tinley Prescott and the late King Edward Prescott. He attended Wrens High School. His working career started at Uniroyal in Thomson, followed by a short stent at Barrow & Prescott, and ended at Air Balance in Wrens where he retired upon its closing with 36 ½ years of service. After his retirement, he could be found working around the house or doing maintenance on his tractors, 4-wheelers, and golf carts. David was a quiet man and did not like being in crowds. He did enjoy going out to eat with his brother, Gordon, but they usually would go before the lunch/dinner rush. He often left early to go to small flea markets/sales as he was a collector of many various things. He did have a mischievous side and had a great sense of humor. A giving and generous man, David was a loyal friend and made himself available to help in any way he could at any time of the day—all you had to do was call and ask for his help and he was there, no questions asked. A little known illustration of this was while his brother, Kenneth, was serving our country. Kenneth did not want his girlfriend, Barbara, to miss out on her prom so he asked David to step in and take her. Even though David was not comfortable in crowds and hated “dressing up”, he gladly put on a sport coat, danced, and treated her to breakfast afterwards. He never sought attention—he didn’t need it—but was always there supporting others in their endeavors. David loved his family beyond words and considered his nieces and nephews as the children he never had. He will be greatly missed by all who had the opportunity of his friendship.
David was also preceded in death by his brother, George “Buddy” Prescott. Those left to cherish his memories include his seven siblings, Hattie Lou Kitchens (Sam), Edward Prescott (Carole), June Rooks, Ann Brown, Iris Bazemore (Gary), Kenneth Prescott (Barbara) and Gordon Prescott (Edith); a multitude of nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family.