David "Dave" Prescott

January 23, 1931-June 26, 2016


David “Dave” Earl Prescott, 85, of DeRidder, LA, passed from this life on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 in DeRidder, LA.Mr. Prescott spent 20 years in the Army. He was a Korean War and Vietnam War

Veteran. Mr. Prescott retired from the Army in 1976 and became a sign painter. The medals and honors he received during his service to our country were: Korea Service, Vietnam Service, U.N. Service, American Occupation – Japan, Expert Rifle, Expert Pistol, RVN Campaign, Good Conduct, Republic Vietnam Unit Citation, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, and Presidential Unit Citation. Mr. Prescott was a member of the American Legion Post 27 for 35 years and Past Commander for four years. He was a VFW Member for 20 + years. He was a DAV member and Korean War Veteran Association member. The grandchildren want to say,  he was one “BA” Papa.


Those left to cherish his memory are: son, David Prescott, Jr. of Leesville, LA; daughter, Jennifer Prescott Hester & husband John Lee of DeRidder, LA; grandchildren, Cortney Cowley, Patrick Cowley, Tre Prescott, & Eva Prescott; great grandchildren, Caiden David Carlson; and soon to be great grandchildren, Azalee Grace Bertrand, Gracelyne Marie Cowley, and Jayson David Prescott. Mr. Prescott was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. John Prescott; wife, Edna Prescott; son, Richard Prescott; granddaughter, Brandi Cowley; and 13 siblings.


Memorial Services will be held on Friday, July 1, 2016 at 11:00 AM at The American Legion Post 27 in DeRidder, LA.

David "Dave" Prescott