Prestwood, Clifford

Longtime Security Guard Was Army Veteran

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Clifford Prestwood, 81, of Soddy Daisy, Tennessee, died on Saturday, January 12, 2013. 

Clifford had been a security guard at Elder Mountain Volunteer Services for 27 years. He was a United States Army veteran.

He is survived by his daughter, Cathy (James) Bennett; two grandsons, Michael Joseph Benton II and Christopher Todd Benton, and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens with military honors. 

Visitation is Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 4-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.williamsonandsons.com. 

Arrangements are by Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy Daisy, TN 37379. 


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