Wesley P. Preis

Published 12:02 am Tuesday, September 6, 2011

May 6, 1960 — Sept. 3, 2011

FERRIDAY — Graveside services for Wesley P. Preis, 51, will be at the Natchez City Cemetery Wednesday with the Rev. Ray Varnado officiating.

Burial is under the direction of Comer Funeral Home in Ferriday.

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Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Preis was born on May 6, 1960, in Natchez. He grew up in Waterproof and passed from this life on Sept. 3, 2011, at Rapides Regional Medical Center after an extended illness.

Wesley was born in Natchez. However, at the time of his passing, he resided at Lake St. John in Ferriday.

It was Wesley’s trademark that he loved people and never met a stranger. He was truly a friend to all.

Wesley had a love for flying and ambitions of obtaining his pilot’s license.

Additionally, Wesley loved attending live concerts and enjoyed seeing such acts as Willie Nelson, Bob Seger, Crosby, Stills and Nash and many others. Before Wesley’s passing, he was working for WMS Marine Inc. where he had ascended to the position of tankerman. Wesley was a graduate of Tensas Academy in St. Joseph, La.

Upon graduation, he then attended the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

He is preceded by his father Louis Preis; his grandparents Ruth and Robert William Crawford, Edna and Louis Preis Sr.

Survivors include his sons Phillip Wesley Preis and Richard Louis Preis; his mother Mary Beth Whitehead and husband Herbert of Lake St. John, La.; his siblings Louis William “Bill” Preis of Helena, Mont., Catherine Ann Davis and husband Cary of Choudrant, Scott Kullman Preis and wife Melissa of Cumming, Ga.; and also survived by nieces, nephews and several aunts and uncles. Also surviving Wesley are his very special friends and caregivers, Kim and Steve.

Honored to serve as pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Bonnette, Eugene Causey, Roy Jackson and Tony Daves.

The family extends a heartfelt thank you for the compassion and care from Camellia Hospice of Vidalia and Dr. Bennett and the nursing staff of ICU at Rapides Medical Center in Alexandria.

Friends my call for visitation at the funeral home, or sign the online guestbook at www.comerfh.com.