Charles Preece 70 of Clay City passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at his residence. He was a coal miner and was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his wife Vivian Preece of Clay City, four sons Charles Preece Jr. and his wife Janice of Clay City, Joseph Preece of Clay City, James Preece of Clay City, Michael Preece of Clay City, four daughters Melinda Hatfield of Mt. Vernon, ILL, Omagail Tucker of Spartanburg, S.C., Crystal Owens and husband Scott of Spartanburg, S.C., Angela Thacker and husband James of Ransom, KY, four brothers Mack Preece, Eugene Preece, Tommy Dean Preece, Homer Ray Preece, six sisters Becky Frances, Penny Price, Lily Preece, Flora Chaffins, Elva Fouch, Wanda Varney, eight grandchildren, and five great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Monty and Vicie Preece, a brother Monty Preece Jr., and a sister Betty Dingess. Funeral services will be held 11 AM Friday, April 14, 2017 at the Grayson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Eugene Preece officiating. Friends may Thursday from 6 till 8 PM. Grayson Funeral Home is in charge of services.