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Today we celebrate the life of an icon. A man who taught thousands of people many things over the years. From 35 years of teaching, Church Organist and Choir Master, Planning & Zoning Chair, Business owner to husband, friend and confidant.
James (Jim) L. Preece born Nov, 4 1951 in Welch, West Virginia to James Albert and Virginia Lee Preece. Relocated to Cocoa FL, begun his career in Savannah and finished his journey in Senoia Georgia. He is survived by his husband and partner Anthony (Tony) Hinshaw of 25 years. Sister Karen (Walt) Petters and nieces and nephew.
Jim Preece started his journey when he was a young boy stepping up to the plate and playing the organ and piano without hesitation. Now 70 years later still wowing everyone with his priceless talents.
He played for many different denominations such as 1st Baptist of Savannah, Epworth United Methodist, Skidaway Island Methodist, Temple Mikveh Israel of Savannah and finishing his solo at United Methodist Church of Senoia.
Jim taught thousands of students over the years, from Moses Jackson Elementary, DeRenne Middle School, Flatrock Middle School. He was awarded the honor of Teacher of the Year by his colleagues 2 years running.
He spent many years educating and guiding the residents of Senoia to the beautiful city it is today by serving and volunteering on many committees and boards.
We took over Table Talk of Senoia Jan, 26 2011. He set out for hot dogs and came home with a retail/home decor store now 13 years later. What an incredible adventure.