Allen Paul Preston
MOUNT VERNON — Allen Paul Preston, renamed “John” by his siblings, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2008, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon.
Paul was born July 6, 1909, to Mace M. and Adda Dilly Preston. Until 2004, Paul lived in Carroll County, near the farm where he was raised. He married the late Esther Jane Snyder on Aug. 9, 1941.
Paul and Esther are survived by Kathryn and Dr. Roger Sherman of Mount Vernon, Barbara Preston of Worthington, Marilyn and Dean Wells of Carrollton, and Mark and Margaret Preston of Chillicothe. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, all of whom will fondly remember Grandpa Preston’s kidding and good humor.
Paul was predeceased by brothers, Harold and Lemoine “Jim”; and sisters, May, Gladys, Thelma, Opal and Ruth.
Funeral service will be Sunday, June 8, at 2 p.m. at the Carrollton First United Methodist Church with Dr. Charles Naylor officiating. Burial will follow in Westview Cemetery beside his loving wife of 63 years. Calling hours will be Saturday, June 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Allmon-Dugger Funeral Home.
Paul would wish to be remembered best as a good Christian who lovingly shared his values through life and deeds, and we who knew and loved him will honor that memory.