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Ruben Presswood

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[July 03, 2007]  Ruben Jewel Presswood, 82, of Lincoln died Monday, July 2, 2007, at 3:30 a.m. at the Christian Village.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with Scott Marsh officiating.

Burial, with military rites, will be in Harmony Cemetery, Beason.

Mr. Presswood worked for Caterpillar Tire and Tractor in Decatur and farmed in DeWitt County for a number of years

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He was born Oct. 25, 1924, in Pinckneyville to Clyde and Bessie Davis Presswood. He married Mildred R. Lowery on Aug. 17, 1946, in Lincoln. She preceded him in death Aug. 29, 1992.

He is survived by one son, Robert Presswood of Lincoln; two brothers, George (and Virginia) Presswood of Lincoln and Ted (and Linda) Presswood of Lincoln; one sister, Sue (and Larry) Fulk of Lincoln; one grandson, Matthew Presswood of Atlanta; one granddaughter, Julie (and Dan) Benedict of San Angelo, Texas; three great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Dorothy Wall of Lincoln.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Duane and Vernus.

He was a member of Texas Christian Church in Clinton.

Memorials may be made to the building fund at his church.

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