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Julius Jack Preddy, 82, served in the NC National Guard for 37 years

Julius Jack Preddy

WILMINGTON — Julius Jack Preddy, 82, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at his residence.

He was born Nov. 15, 1937, in Franklinton to the late James A. Preddy and Clarice Roberts Preddy.​

He retired from Corning after 34 years of service and served in the North Carolina National Guard for 37 years. He was a member of Wilmington Masonic Lodge No. 319, the Elks Lodge and the Sons of the Confederacy.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Wall Preddy; four children, Frankie Preddy, and his wife, Deborah, Sherry Ashley, and her husband, Robert, Jeffrey Preddy, and his wife, Cathy, and Jennifer Eason, and her husband, Rick; grandchildren, Laura Ashley Preddy, Heather Gammon, and her husband, Drew, Katelynn Ashley, Avery Ashley, Dawn Moran and Kimberly Norville; great-grandchildren, Elijah, Madelyn, Jace, Layne, Chase and Cole; sister, Cynthia O’Daniel; twin brother, Mack Preddy; and faithful canine companion, “Gabrielle.”

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18, followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. at Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel.

Share online condolences with the family at Andrews Mortuary & Crematory.

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