Aug. 13, 1932 - Apr. 29, 2013

Wayne Preece, 80, of El Centro, passed away April 29, 2013 at ECRMC after a lengthy battle with cancer. His wife and family at his side. The son of farmers – Wayne started farming at the age of 7 and continued his entire life – and we assume that's what he is doing right now. He loved it.
Wayne was well liked by all who knew him. He will be greatly missed. Preceding him in death, his father Wayne Preece, Sr.; mother Bertie Preece; brother Robert Preece; sister Marilyn De Bruyan; and nephew Johnny Lee Preece.
Wayne leaves behind his wife of 60 years, Lilly Preece; son Michael Preece; daughters Mona Frix (Cliff), and Rita McCulley; grandchildren Raquel Hampton (Derek), Giovanna Lira, Lisa Henson (Ray), Michael Preece, Jr., and Daniel Preece; 7 great-grandchildren including Cody Preece – his fishing buddy; brothers, John Preece, Jerry Preece (Judy), Ted Preece (Sylvia), and Jim Preece (Pat); sisters Marlene Eaton (Dusty), Nancy Nale (Joe), and Shirley La Brucherie (Ed); many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Honoring Wayne's wishes, there will be no services. Thank you all for your prayers.

Published in Imperial Valley Press Online from May 5 to May 6, 2013