John A. Preston


John Arthur Preston, 83, of Ashland, Kentucky died Saturday night at KDMC after a sudden illness.
John was born April 24, 1936 in Georges Creek (Lawrence County), Kentucky. He was the son of the late Mose Preston & Edna Preston Childers.
He was a faithful member of the Westwood Freewill Baptist Church. He was also a member for over 50 years of the Mason Hampton Lodge 235 in Catlettsburg, Ky. He worked at National Mines for 25 years and was a welding supervisor. He retired from Veolia Environmental Service after 22 years. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany.
In additional to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita (Bowling) Preston; great-granddaughter, Jeana Yates; brother, Robert Preston; sister, Phyllis Myers; stepfather, William (Bill Jack) Childers; and stepbrother, Sammy Childers.
He is survived by his daughter, Debbie (Tony) Yates of Catlettsburg, Ky.; grandson, Shawn (Becky) Yates; and great-grandson, James Alexander Yates (due in September) of Catlettsburg, Ky. He is also survived by his brothers-in-law, Bill (Helen) Boyd of Flatwoods, Ky., Tom (Connie) Boyd of Louisa, Ky., and Charles (Veronica) Boyd of Raceland, Ky. Sisters-in-law, Carol (Kenny) Lacks of Worthington, Ky., Darlene (Danny) Sartin of Fort Gay, W.Va., Peggy (Delbert) Fitch of Louisa, Ky. and Patricia Lacks of Raceland, Ky. Special and longtime neighbors, Roger and Linda Chaffin, and also his lifelong buddy, Stan Thompson of Louisa, Ky.
A funeral service for Mr. Preston will be at 12 p.m., Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the Neal Funeral Home, 2409 Center Street. Pastor Ivan Asbury will officiate. Final resting place in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens with Military Honors by Post 93 and the U.S. Army. Visiting hours are 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service time Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, the family recommends a contribution to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave, Ashland, KY 41101.
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Published on July 8, 2019
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