Prentice Vereen “Jack” Gleaton

Published 10:47 am Friday, February 2, 2018

Prentice Vereen “Jack” Gleaton

January 30, 2018

Prentice Vereen “Jack” Gleaton, 76, of Bainbridge, Ga., passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at his home.

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The funeral service was held at 3 p.m. on Friday, February 2, 2018, at Delwood Baptist Church with Rev. David Pickering officiating.  Interment followed at Delwood Baptist Church Cemetery with Jonathan Cannon, Glen Clark, Johnny Walsh, Craig Faircloth, Mark Faircloth and Harry Sullivan serving as active pallbearers.

The family received friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 1, 2018, at Ivey Funeral Home. Online visitors may sign the guest register at Memorial donations may be made to Kindred Hospice, 432 East Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, GA 39819.

Prentice was born March 22, 1941, in Bainbridge, the son of Tolly-Lee Delton “Bace” Gleaton and Fannie Lou Smith Gleaton. He was a graduate of Bainbridge High School. In earlier years, he worked at various tractor companies in the parts departments and was an avid farmer raising cows, hogs and other livestock. Later, he opened a business in land clearing having cleared land in numerous surrounding Georgia counties and other states for over 40 years. He married Cheryl Delona Peterman from Pelham, Ga. and moved to Decatur County where they made their home for 58 years. He was a member of Delwood Baptist Church.

Prentice, “Jack”, as some called him, was a man of many things. He had a strong faith in the Lord and loved life. As a businessman, he had a reputation for being hardworking. He enjoyed watching old westerns and Jimmy Swaggart Ministries. He had a few memorable traveling excursions in his lifetime, which he thoroughly enjoyed. He loved nature and taking the back roads any time he could. He always said you see more scenery on the back roads. He instilled a strong work ethic in his son and daughters and taught them to always humble themselves and help others. He never met a stranger. Prentice adored his family and always wanted them around. He especially loved being around his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and hearing what activities they were all in to. It made him smile.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Cheryl Peterman Gleaton of Bainbridge; his children, Denise Gleaton Harrison and her husband, Randy, of Bainbridge, Anthony Paul Gleaton, Sr. and Joy also of Bainbridge, and Debbie Sue Gleaton Massey and her fiancé, Scott, of Houston, Texas; his grandchildren, Rachael (Glen), Lindsey (Johnny), Emily (Jonathan), Paul and Jordon (Whittney); his great-grandchildren, Matthew Clark, Caroline, Hunter, Macee, Chason, Landon, Madalynn, Drew, Matthew Cannon, Kristen and Levie; his sister, Elizabeth “Betty” Brewer of Whitehouse, FL; his brother, Felton Gleaton of Jacksonville, FL; and close family, Kenneth Faircloth and his family. In addition to his parents, Prentice was preceded in death by his son, Eddie Wayne Gleaton; his daughter, Terry Lee Gleaton; his sister, Dianne Lawton; and his brother, Lamar Gleaton.

The Gleaton Family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Adam Jones, Dr. Chirag Jani, Dr. Cliff Church and Dr. Michael Monahan and the Staff at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Ga., along with Kindred Hospice of Bainbridge, for their kindness and compassion.