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Dr. Wallace Prescott

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Dr. Prescott was a member of numerous organizations that included the TEA, NEA, American Society of Civil Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers, American Society of Engineering Education. He served on committees for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the TN Higher Education Commission and the TN Industrial Research Advisory Service. Multiple honors and awards were bestowed upon Dr. Prescott. He was listed in Who's Who in America; was a National Science Foundation Faculty Fellow; an outstanding Alumnus of Tennessee Tech; a Member of Order of the Engineer, Engineer of Distinction of Tennessee Technological University; a recipient of the Out-standing Civilian Service Award- Department of the Army; Founder's Award- West Georgia College; Honorary State Farmer, FFA; Honorary Kentucky Colonel; and numerous honorary society member-ships that include: Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society, Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society, Chi Epsilon, National Civil Engineering Honor Society, and Phi Delta Kappa. Dr. Prescott also enjoyed life beyond academics and community service. He was a loving husband and devoted family man. Bud was a photographer, golfer, motorcycle enthusiast, airplane pilot, and avid fisherman. He was also an environmentalist who loved the outdoors, the majestic mountains, and the beauty and wonder of nature. Dr. Prescott's legacy is visible in many realms across the county and state, from his designs and structures that include homes, bridges, interstate overpasses, the Putnam County Fairgrounds, and buildings and facilities at Tennessee Tech. The Prescott Hall, Civil Engineering Building at Tech was named in his honor. In 1996, he and wife, Margaret, were honored when the Prescott Central Middle School was named in their honor. When the school was closed, two new and innovative schools, Prescott South Elementary and Prescott South Middle, were named in their honor for their years of devoted service to education and community service. Honorary Pallbearers include the Fellowship Sunday School Class, the noonday Rotary Club and the Evening Lions Club. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to TTU - Wallace and Margaret Prescott Scholarship Fund, Prescott/Brown Legacy Endowment; Prescott South Elementary and Middle Schools; or First Baptist Church. Hooper Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements (931) 526-6111. You may share your thoughts and memories at
Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on Jan. 1, 2014
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