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Donnie E. Prewitt

August 16, 1937 ~ March 13, 2022 (age 84)
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Donnie E. Prewitt, passed away peacefully on March 13th, 2022 at the age of 84. Born in Garrard County, Kentucky on August 16, 1937, to Bessi and Earl Prewitt. Preceded in death by his mother, father, and older brother, Bourbon Prewitt. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 41 years, Stella R. Prewitt, two sons Timothy E. (wife Diane) and Kevin G., two stepsons Rodney E. (wife Tracie) and Bradley S. (wife Carmel), nine grandchildren: Jacob, Ryan, Danielle, Isaiah, Tyler, Mia, Mary Kate, Collin, and Josephine, along with several great-grandchildren and other family members.

After graduating from Eastern Kentucky University, he began his career teaching for 1 semester at Nancy High School. Later he taught at Wilmore, KY where he also began coaching basketball, only accumulating 3 losses over 4 years. He then transferred to Jessamine County High School, where he taught business and served as the assistant basketball coach. After teaching, Donnie became VP of First National Bank in Nicholasville and branch manager of the Wilmore branch. He then transferred to Central Bank Lexington as VP and branch manager of the Turfland branch.

In the late 1960s, Donnie became a trailblazer for bank automation when he co-founded MidState Financial Corp., a data processing company, to help modernize 19 of Kentucky’s group banks. Later, he was elected President of the corporation.

He led his entrepreneurial spirit into the 1970s, going on to found Computer Bank Services, Inc. to continue solving problems in bank data processing. He was elected President and Chairman of the Board and then re-elected in 1994.

In 1994, he bought a farm and named it Donella, where he cut and baled hay and kept the fridge stocked with ice-cold Pepsi. He spent his golden years working on the farm until he could no longer take care of it in 2013.

There will be a visitation at Church of the Savior in Nicholasville on Friday, March 18th at 10:30 am. A funeral will follow at 12:00 pm with Pastor Steve Pearson officiating.

Pallbearers will be Bob Sturdivant, Larry Cochran, Jim Self, Holton Howard, Tony Apro, and Donnie Smothers.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Upper Room Sunday School Class at Church of the Savior. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Church of the Savior in Donnie’s name.


 Service Information

Visitation
Friday
March 18, 2022

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Church of the Savior (Nicholasville)

Funeral Service
Friday
March 18, 2022

12:00 PM
Church of the Savior (Nicholasville)


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