John Lloyd Preston

Born: Sat., Aug. 6, 1932
Died: Mon., Nov. 23, 2015


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Nov. 27, 2015
Location: Salm-McGill-Tangeman

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Sat., Nov. 28, 2015
Location: Pearl Cemetery

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John Lloyd Preston, 83, passed away on Monday, November 23, 2015 at 10:10 PM at Fair Haven Shelby County Home, 2901 Fair Rd., Sidney, Ohio.   He was born August 6, 1932 in Kermit, West Virginia the son of James and Stella (Patrick) Preston and they are deceased.   He was married at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas on August 27, 1955 to Iva L. Stengel and she passed away in 1982.   Mr. Preston moved to Shelby County in 1972 from Xenia, Ohio.   Surviving are four children, Linda Preston of Cincinnati, Ohio, Teresa Donn and husband Thomas of Greenville, South Carolina, John David Preston and wife Lu Ann of Sidney, Ohio and Robert (Bob) Lloyd Preston and wife Andrea of Cummins, Georgia and two brothers, Bill Preston and wife Dorothy of Potomac, Maryland and James Preston and wife Boots of Williamson, West Virginia, nine grandchildren, Rachelle Cary, Danielle Graham, Kate Mannella, Jonathon Wylie, Elizabeth Wylie, Morganne Shobe, Evan Preston, Bethany Leiton and Mallory Donn and three great-grandchildren.   He was a graduate of Wright State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation in 1975.   He was a farmer and equipment operator at Wright Patt in Dayton, Ohio.   He was a Sargeant in the Air Force and decorated Vietnam War veteran and a Korean War Veteran.   He was in the military for twenty years.   He was the captain of the 1950 Kermit Class A basketball team that was state runner-up.    To know him is to love him.   He was a dedicated husband and father and grandfather.   He loved sport and farming.   He was of the Protestant faith with the Christian church.   Graveside services will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Pearl Cemetery, Swanders, Ohio with the son, John David Preston and the grandson, Jonathon Wylie.    Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home on Friday, November 27, 2015 from 6-8 PM.   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wilson Hospice, 1083 Fairington Dr., Sidney, Ohio  45365 or the Anna Education Foundation, P.O. Box 169, Anna, Ohio  45302.    Condolences may be expressed to the Preston family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home’s web site at:

Charitable donations may be made in John 's memory to the following organizations:

Anna Education Foundation
P.O. Box 169, Anna, Ohio 45302

Wilson Hospice
1081 Fairington Drive Sidney Ohio 45365-2491
Tel: 937- 498-9335

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Ray & Debra Preston Brant
   Posted Tue November 24, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with you all , my heart goes out to each of you, I am so sorry to hear this ,with love, and sympathy, Debbie

Amy Lund
   Posted Tue November 24, 2015
I am so sorry to learn of your dad's passing. He was truly one of my childhood favorites. Such fond memories have been coming back to me since I heard the news. What a blessing he was to his family and all who knew him.

My love and prayers are with all of you.


Amy Rethman Lund

Sharon Preston
   Posted Tue November 24, 2015
I am so sorry. Sending my love and prayers to the Family. He was a wonderful Uncle to my kids and we all loved him. Prayers for the days ahead and always.

Janet Eakins
   Posted Wed November 25, 2015
I would like to express my condolences to the Preston family. My family met the Preston's at the Church of Christ which was on Wilson Avenue called Northland Church of Christ. They were a wonderful Christian family. He along with several of us put on a Christmas Contata
and he sure could sing. I will be praying for the family in the loss of John as a father, grandfather, uncle and whatever he may be to you who read this. he will Certainly be missed by many. Jan Eakins and Family

Jerry Watercutter
   Posted Thu November 26, 2015
So sorry to here of your dad's passing . I always enjoyed talking to him at the Anna football and basketball games . It was my pleasure to know him.

Prayers to all.

Dr. Richard Flinn
   Posted Thu November 26, 2015
I am sorry to hear of John's passing. He was not only a client but a friend. What a good and humble man! It was a blessing for me to know him. Dr. Flinn

Leo Senevey, Cumming, GA
   Posted Thu November 26, 2015
I am sorry to hear of Johns passing.He certainly was a great person, I considered him a good friend and neighbor, we had many good visits while neighbors at Northside Commons.

Joe Preston
   Posted Fri November 27, 2015
I will miss my Uncle John very much. Our talks on the phone when we would call my Dad Sunday night are something I will cherish and miss. I will never ever forget each and every one of my basketball & football games he came to when I was a kid, he would make it a point to visit each year to see me play. Thoughts and prayers going out to all of you from your Uncle Bill, Aunt Dot and your cuz Joe. Much love!!

Carol Stengel Briam
   Posted Fri November 27, 2015
I will remember my Uncle John as a kind and hearty man with sparkling eyes and an engaging personality. From my first childhood memories of him, I saw him as a dad who fully participated in taking care of his children, unlike many of the 1960s-era fathers that I saw around me. Later when I was in my 20s and my Aunt Iva became sick, I saw his steadfast devotion and attentiveness to her. He demonstrated what true love looks like. Seeing him during that critical time was a life lesson never forgotten. Rest in peace, Uncle John. I send my love and prayers to my cousins and their families.

Mike Miller
   Posted Fri November 27, 2015
I would like to express my sincere condolences to the entire family. I will never forget that familiar smile each time I met your Dad. I consider myself very fortunate to have known a great, kind-hearted, caring man such as your Dad. His pride for each his children and grandchildren was overwhelming as demonstrated during our visits. May the Lord be with your family and all of your relatives through the difficult days ahead. Many prayers are with all of you.

Joe and Karen Centers
   Posted Sat November 28, 2015
Dave and Family,
So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I always enjoyed talking with him and enjoyed watching him with your family. Truly a wonderful man of God. Will keep you in our prayers.

Barry Gill
   Posted Sun November 29, 2015
The Gill family would like to express our condolences to all your family.John was a great example of what a father should resemble. I always enjoyed shaking his hand and hearing positive words of encouragement.

Virginia Schiff
   Posted Thu December 03, 2015
Dave and LuAnn, I was so sorry to hear about your Dad. It was my
pleasure to get to know him when I did his taxes. He was a real of
his family and sports. He will be missed by many.