Champ Preston

Monday, December 3, 2007

Champ Preston, 89, of Perryville, Mo., died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007, at the Perry County Nursing Home.

He was born Feb. 5, 1918, in Lithium, Mo., son of Andrew C. and Cora V. (Ratcliff) Preston. He married Edith M. Lyle on Feb. 6, 1940. She died March 28, 2004.

He was a sawmill operator in the lumber industry. He was a member of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include a son, Wayne Preston of Bull Shoals, Ark.; a daughter, Marjorie Anderson of Imperial, Mo.; two brothers, Albert Preston of St. Peter's, Mo., and Wilbert Preston of Ferguson, Mo.; a sister, Grace Statler of St Charles, Mo.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two brothers and a sister.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Young and Sons Chapel in Perryville.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the chapel, with the Rev. Gerold McBride officiating. Burial will be in Home Cemetery.