Mr. James (Jim) Albert Preyer, 94, of Mountain Home, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at the Ash Flat Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat, Arkansas. Born November 3, 1923 in Malden, Missouri, Jim was the son of Ivory Austin and Katherine (Katie Hubach) Preyer. He was raised on a farm and a 1943 graduate of Clarkton High School, Clarkton, Missouri. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps July, 1943. He served statewide achieving the rank of Corporal. At the end of his service, he returned to the farm. He and three friends decided to travel to the west coast looking for work. One of the friends had family there and was encouraged to come to Glendale, Oregon, a small town with two sawmills. Jim started a wood business. He met and on June 12, 1948 married Betty Tal Harbour. They celebrated their 70th anniversary two days before he passed away. After living in Grants Pass, Oregon for a few years, in 1960 the family moved to Mountain Home, Arkansas and he bought the Standard Supply Company. The plumbing parts supply store was the base for doing all types of plumbing installations from the water pump, to whole house plumbing and drainage systems until 2010. In 2003, he purchased Cranfield Resort and spent the following years enjoying talking with the fishermen and tourists who stayed there. James Albert Preyer became a member of the Azalea Masonic Lodge No. 119, Glendale, Oregon, April 9, 1949 and entered the Scimitar Shrine in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was a Life Member of the National Rifle Association, a licensed Arkansas Master Plumber for 50+ years, and a past member of the North Central Arkansas Plumbers Association. He was a licensed Arkansas Water Well Installer. He was also a member of the American Legion for 51 years. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Betty Tal (Harbour) Preyer; three daughters: Catherine Conte of Alexandria, VA; Rebecca Preyer of Nashville, TN; and Kristi Preyer-Lickteig (Scott) of Pittsboro, N.C.; a son, Talmon Preyer of Salem, AR. His five grandchildren include: Katie Thames; Sarah (Rob) Battle; Natasha Conte; Jamie (Josh) Cox; Donald Preyer. His five great grandchildren include: Trenton and Weston Cox; Orlando and Sloan Thames and Will Battle. Nieces and nephews: Mary Ruth, Donald, Teddy and Tommy Huber, Mark and Kent Preyer. He was predeceased by his parents, Ivory and Katie Preyer; his sister and brother-in-law, Josephine and Simon Huber, his brother and sister-in-law, Herb and Helen "Zip" Preyer; and nephew, Joey Huber. Services will be held at Roller Funeral Home Chapel in Mountain Home, Arkansas Thursday, June 21, 2018. Visitation will be at 11:00 a.m., service at 12 noon with burial in Baxter Memorial Gardens immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriner's Children's Hospital or the charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Roller Funeral Home. Please visit our online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/mtnhome.