John Thomas ‘Tommy’ Presson III

Published 7:36 am Monday, October 10, 2011

WAKEFIELD-John Thomas “Tommy” Presson, III, 71, of Wakefield died on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at his home surrounded by his family. He was a loving and devoted father, grandfather and brother. Tommy was a kind and gentle man who loved the outdoors. He enjoyed farming, hunting and fishing. Tommy was preceded in death by his parents, John Thomas Presson and Bessie Zills Presson and a nephew, W. Steele Beale, Jr.
Tommy is survived by his daughters, Debby Serena and Pixie P. Russell and her husband, Doug; sister, Sibyl P. Beale; grandsons, Will and Jack Russell and step-grandchildren, Steffan and Haleigh Brentlinger.
The family will receive friends at the Wakefield Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home Monday, October 10, 2011 from 6 to 7:30 pm. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at Wakefield Cemetery. Flowers are welcome, or memorial contributions may be made to either, Wakefield Volunteer Fire Department, 155 Fleetwood Ave., Wakefield, VA 23888, Ivor Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 228, Ivor, VA 23866, or Ivor Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 213, Ivor, VA 23866. Condolences may be registered at