WARREN, Ohio – Larry L. Preston, 77, passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017.
He was born on July 16, 1939 in Warren, Ohio, the son of the late Earl and Laura McElrath Preston.
Larry was employed by the Warren City Fire Department, where he retired as a captain after 30 years of service.
He was a passionate and avid golfer and hunter and enjoyed boating, fishing and water skiing. His family was the most important part of his life and he was very involved in the lives of his grandchildren.
He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1960-1966.
Memories of Larry will be carried on by wife, Judith (Howe) Preston of Warren, Ohio; daughter, Amie Preston (Ken) Tilley of Columbus, Ohio; son, Michael (Valerie) Preston of Raleigh, North Carolina; grandchildren, Rachel, Victoria, Noah, Sophie and Gabe Preston of Raleigh, North Carolina and Mack Tilley of Columbus, Ohio; brother, Raymond (Nancy) Preston of Great Falls, Virginia; sister, Judith (Robert) Pearson of Vienna, Ohio and brother, James (Cathie) Preston of Bristolville, Ohio and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Laura and Earl Preston; brother, David Preston and sister, Janet Emerine.
Family will receive friends Friday, June 16, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon with service immediately following at McFarland & Son Funeral Home, 271 North Park Ave., Warren, Ohio with Pastor Marc Runyan, Central Christian Church officiating.
His family suggest contributions be made in the form of donations to Warren Family Mission, 155 Tod Ave. NW, Warren, Ohio 44485.
Arrangements are entrusted to McFarland and Son Funeral and Cremation Services Co, 271 North Park Avenue, Warren, OH 44481, 330-393-9621. Please visit www.McFarlandCares.com to send condolences.
A television tribute will air Tuesday, June 12 at the following approximate times:
12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.