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John Preacher

May 4, 1954 ~ December 25, 2018 (age 64)

Mr. John Thomas Preacher, 64, of Walterboro, passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2018.


Born May 4, 1954 in Walterboro, he was a son of the late Chalmers Preacher and Clarice Ulmer Preacher. He worked for Dayco for 20 years and was also a retired carpenter.  He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church-Ruffin Charge.  John was a talented musician and played the guitar, piano and saxophone.  He enjoyed fishing and carpentry work, which he was also very talented at.  Most of all, he was a devoted father who loved his family.


Surviving are: his daughter, Jessie Preacher Deal and her husband Tyler of Walterboro; wife, Deborah Preacher of Walterboro; step-son, David Burris of Walterboro; grandchildren, Carter Deal and Alise Burris; brother, Leon Preacher and his wife Annette of Ruffin; sisters, Joyce Castor of Ruffin, Shirley Judy of Ruffin, and Debbie Jones and her husband Tim of Ruffin; mother-in-law, Janie Rohde of Walterboro; sister-in-law, Mary Preacher of Cottageville; and many beloved nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Howard Preacher.


The family will have a private memorial service.


Arrangements by:  THE BRICE W. HERNDON AND SONS FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORY, WALTERBORO CHAPEL, 1193 Bells Highway, Walterboro, 843.538.5408.  Visit the registry online at:

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