Mack Lee Preston, Sr., 85, of Louisiana died Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 at his home near Louisiana.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Friday at Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana. The Rev. Stan Henderson officiated. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery near Louisiana.
Visitation was from 5-8 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home.
Mack was born Nov. 14, 1928 in Montgomery City, the son of William McKinley and Effie Lee Branham Preston. He married Mary E. Motley Jan. 26 1948 at Bowling Green. She preceded him in death June 14, 1999.
Mack is survived two sons, Roger Preston and wife, Phyllis of Bowling Green, and George Preston and wife, Judy of Nebo, Ill.; one daughter, Lona Chandler and husband, David of Louisiana; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one brother, Thomas Leonard Preston and wife, Martha of Louisiana; three sisters, Bessie Mae Womble and husband, Bob of the state of Louisiana, Mary Lou Dempsey and husband, Bobby of Louisiana, and Patricia Ann Hugart and husband, Charles of Bowling Green.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Mack L. Preston, Jr., and Alan W. Preston; four brothers, Pearl Edward Preston, Joseph M. Preston, Melvin Eugene Preston, and Benjamin Lewis Preston; two sisters, Lorraine Lucille Stewart and Susan Viola Klohr; one granddaughter, and two grandsons.
Mack was a veteran serving with the United States Army in World War II.
He had been employed at Hercules Chemical Co., in Louisiana, for 14 years, retiring in 1976.
He was a member of the Cowboy Church in Bowling Green, and a lifetime member of American Legion Post 370 in Louisiana.
Mack loved spending time with his family and was looking forward to the arrival of the latest grandchild. He was also an outdoorsman and loved to hunt, garden and watch his hunting dogs work.
Honorary pallbearers were Bryan Preston, Alan Preston, James Anderson, Josh Hill, Roger Preston, II and Jace Robinson. Pallbearers were Tracy Robinson, Carrie Venetis, Billie Jennings, Amie Preston, Kelsi Preston and Delaynie Robinson.
Memorials may be given to the Mt. Zion Cemetery, c/o Collier Funeral Homes, Inc., 117 Barnard Dr., Louisiana, MO 63353.