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Frankey Brown Preston

August 18, 1940 ~ June 9, 2022 (age 81)


Frankey Brown Preston, 81, of Erin, Tennessee passed away on June 9, 2022. He was born on August 18, 1940 in Smithville, TN to parents John T. Preston and Bessie Taylor. Frankey was an Air Force and Army veteran and loved to write poetry.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his friend and care giver Danielle Green.


In The Clouds

A lot of my time is spent with my head in the clouds taking refuge in my imagination. The only way I've found to deal with life's problems.

I came aware of the values of this dream world some time ago and started writing, so called "Make beliefs". With "Make beliefs" I tried to imagine what it would be like to live in a better world, one in which pain played no part. Make believe you have wings to fly. Tell me where you would go.

I found a certain freedom from my cares writing about them, trying to think of a magical world helped me climb and soar.

First, we take time out and look. Trying to make something grow from bad times. When you feel your heart is breaking, think of butterflies landing on your chest.

With this imagination, my words can make the birds fly into heaven.

At this time in my life, when all my dream has been so carefully built, how can I cope with you leaving?

How will I make a new stage in my life? In the magic of my mind, I will create "your wishes". Again, have the ability to laugh. I will grow even wiser and find those hidden strengths. I will walk with my head in the clouds looking for sunshine until I find your light. 


Frankey Preston

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