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William Bill Preston, Jr.

March 3, 1961 — October 8, 2015

William “Bill” Lee Preston Jr., the son of William Lee and Carolyn Mae (Roach) Preston Sr., was born March 3, 1961, in Corning, Iowa. Bill entered eternal rest on Thursday, October 8, 2015, at Corning Nursing and Rehab Center, at the age of 54 years, 7 months, and 5 days.
Bill graduated from Prescott High School with the class of 1979. He attended Kirkwood Community College and received a degree in welding. Bill was a life-long resident of Adams County who started work at Precision Pulley Idler Corporation after college. He later became a truck driver for Westside Trucking in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and then for Keane Thummel Trucking of New Market, Iowa. Bill then owned and operated the Prescott Main Street Café for a short time. He returned to trucking for American Concrete until he retired due to health reasons.
Bill was a member of the Prescott Masonic Circle Lodge #555. He was a 32nd degree Mason and Shriner. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, cooking, and tending to his vegetable and flower garden. Several of his nieces fondly remember as kids, giving him the nickname, “Uncle Bull”, which always stayed with him.
Left to cherish Bill’s memory is his father and stepmother: William and Marlene Preston Sr., of Corning; his mother: Carolyn Preston, of Des Moines, Iowa; brother: Mark (Lynn) Preston of Lenox; sisters: Lisa (Keith) Cummins of Des Moines, Iowa and Cheri (Chuck) Welder of Brooks; step-brother; Kyle (Lori) Harvey of Corning; step-sisters: Denise Gepner of Corning; Annette Harvey of Creston; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and other relatives and friends.
Preceding Bill in death were his grandparents Lou and Lowell Preston; Ron and Doris Roach and step-grandmother Ruby Konecne.

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Monday, October 12, 2015

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