November 25, 1932 - September 9, 2019


Dot Prestage of Florence Alabama passed away September 9, 2019.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 12 from 11:00 to 1:00 at Spry Williams Funeral Home, Florence. The funeral service will follow at 1:00 in the funeral home chapel officiated by Dwight Holley.  A private graveside service will follow at Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens.

Dot loved spending time outdoors working in her yard and sitting on her deck looking at the creek.  Some of her favorite times were spent spending time with her family. She cherished her time with her church family at Faith Church and spent many hours with the Classics sharing  activities, outings, and trips. Dot volunteered with various organizations over the years including the American Cancer Society, the American Red Cross, and Safeplace. Her service earned her the privilege of being named a torch bearer for the 1996 Olympics as the torch traveled through the Shoals for the Atlanta games.  She was also active with the Mother Singers of the Shoals and the Shoals Praise and Worship Choir.

Dot is preceded in death by her husband Richard E. Prestage,  a daughter Myra Quigley, her parents Rube and Josephine Wallace, and three brothers, Thomas, Roy, and Myron Wallace.

She is survived by her sons, Billy Prestage and wife Beth of Killen; Richard W. Prestage and Rachel Stanfield of Killen, and Russell Prestage and wife Dawn of Tuscumbia;  her six grandchildren, Erin Whitten and husband Matt, Blake Prestage and wife Lindsey, Kyle Prestage, Jarrod Prestage, Clint Prestage, and Anna Prestage; eight great-grandchildren,  Sarah, Alston, Tanner, Nate, Blair, Lizzie, Finley, and Amelia; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Blake Prestage, Kyle Prestage, Jarrod Prestage, Clint Prestage, Matt Whitten, and Mike Curtis.

The family would like to offer their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Green Oaks Inn for their exceptional and loving care for Dot over the last two years. Also, a special thank you to Dr. Ty Ashley.


September 12, 2019
11:00 am


Spry Williams Funeral Home, Helton Drive, Florence, AL, USA

September 12, 2019 11:00 am

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September 12, 2019
1:00 pm

A private burial will follow at Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens


Spry Williams Funeral Home, Helton Drive, Florence, AL, USA

September 12, 2019 1:00 pm

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14 Comments on “Dot Prestage”

  1. I met Dot while volunteering at Green Oaks. She quickly became a friend I will miss. Even though I only met her during the last two years, I saw how special she was. Praying for all of you.

  2. Known Dot since 1986 working at Elkins Funeral Home in Florence, she was on staff as their cosmetologist. Learn a lot of cosmetic from her, there was never a dull moment when Dot was around, will miss you ( Ater From Decatur.) To the family, you had a great mom,may God bless you all during your time of grief.

    1. Dot Prestage was one of my sweet residents at Green Oaks Inn she was a very sweet lady. She always let me know how pretty I was everyday and god is going to bless me for putting up with her and she love me, and I was her sweet girl 😢 she just melts my heart. She will be miss my heart goes out to the family you all are in my prayers💔. Sincerely TONYIA

  3. Dot and I were the best of friends in our teen years. We shared many good times; frequently back and forth on the roads between Florence and Oakland. Those were the good ole days. She will be missed. My prayers and sympathy to family. Rose Marie Russell

  4. Dot my sweet friend will be missed by me like a sister. We had a?lt of good times and laughter together. She always wanted to share with me material things or thoughts. My family cared for her also. Such a joy when she stoped by. She was so careing for all of us.
    She accepted the change in her life and loved God and her family and her friends. I am so lucky to say she was my good friend.

  5. Dear Prestage Family, I had the awesome privilege of spending many Sunday’s with sweet Dot. She always touched my heart. I was able to travel with her with the Classics at Faith Church. She was the life of the party. She brought such joy to all around her. I’m praying for you all. She was beautiful, kind, strong and her presence will be missed by so many. Love Cindy Danley Hall

  6. I am sorry for you loss. I only knew her for a few days, before her passing . My thoughts and prayers going out to your family.

  7. I had the privilege of meeting Dot back in the 90’s at SafePlace. We became instant friends. I always said that Dot brought the party with her wherever she went. After I left SafePlace and started working at The American Cancer Society , I recruited Dot into the Look Good Feel Better Program. Dot was wonderful with the women who were going through chemo and losing their hair. She always knew exactly which wig they needed and always brought a smile to their face even though they were going through cancer. She was a wonderful, giving, special person and I will miss her terribly. Heaven gained a beautiful soul .. I know she Gene, Myra, and the rest of her family are having a glorious reunion!!

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