Guy Prebble Jr.(1917 - 2013)

Prebble, Jr. Guy R.

Guy R. Prebble, Jr., age 95, of Marshfield, Wisconsin, formerly of Greensboro, North Carolina, died Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. A time of visitation will be held on Friday from 12:00 noon until 1:00 PM at the Hansen-Schilling Funeral Home in Marshfield. Burial will be held in Hillside Cemetery in the Town of Rindge, New Hampshire at a later date.

Guy was born on May 4, 1917 in Winchendon, Massachusetts, the son of Guy and Edith (Rivette) Prebble, Sr. He graduated from Murdock High School in Winchendon, class of 1935. Guy received a Associate Business degree from Becker College in Worcester, MA in 1937. He was drafted into the U. S. Army in WWII and was stationed in Belgium and France. Guy started working for Baxter D. Whitney, Inc. in 1937 which was located in Winchendon and later Greensboro, NC, retiring in 1982 as Production Manager.

On June 16, 1951, Guy was united in marriage to Nancy Burton at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Winchendon. The Prebbles lived in Winchendon for several years before moving to Greensboro, where they resided over 50 years. In 2004, they moved to Marshfield to be near their son and his family. Guy resided at the Angelus Retirement Center and more recently at the Stoney River Assisted Living facility.

He was a member of Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church in Greensboro where he served in the Vestry. In his younger years, Guy was an avid trap shooter and took 3rd place in the North American Championship for Trap Shooters in 1950. He was also an avid fly fisherman, a member of Trout Unlimited and the Winchendon Rod and Gun Club. He was a member of the Toastmasters and received the highest achievement as "Distinguished Toastmaster". Guy was proud to be the nephew of Anna Mary Robertson, also known as the artist, "Grandma Moses". Throughout his life, he maintained a love for his native New England and the Boston Red Sox.

Guy is lovingly survived by his son, Thomas (Claudia Trimarco) Burton Prebble, MD, in addition to his three granddaughters, Maria, Elisa and Lara Prebble, all of Marshfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Nancy Burton Prebble on March 25, 2005.

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Published in the Marshfield News Herald on Jan. 31, 2013