Brushton- With heavy hearts the family of Kenneth E. Preston, 68, announce his passing Tuesday (October 16, 2018) at his home surrounded by his loving family by his side. Arrangements are with the Flint Funeral Home, Moira.
Born March 3, 1950 in Malone NY, the son of Howard and Ella (Paquin) Preston. On November 29, 1969 Kenneth united into marriage with Debra Newstead at St. Augustine's Church with the Father Lalonde officiating. For many years Kenneth owned and operated Preston's Auto Body Shop on the Bacon Road. He worked throughout the area in various auto body shops, as well as at Xerox, and Preston Logging.
In 2012 Kenneth also retired from the Department of corrections after eighteen years of service.
Kenneth enjoyed restoring old cars, listening to music, being outside, Bowling and visiting with friends at the local Stewarts.
Treasured memories will forever be in the hearts of his wife Debra and his children Lynn (Allan) Hawthorne of Brushton, Ann (Chance) Corpe of Brushton, Wendy (Bradley) Dufrane of Syracuse, and Kenneth and his companion Keishe Smith of Brushton. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren Jacob LaBrake, Jordan Dufrane, Kaylynn LaBrake, Nathan Hawthorne, Shelby Hawthorne, Tyler LaBrake, Drew Dufrane, Braden Dufrane, Trent Smith, Keagan Preston and Lyric Preston. Also surviving him are his great grandchildren Carson Andrews, Kaylee Debyah, Arianna Murray, Gaberiel LaBrake, Renlei Hawthorne, Michael Dufrane and Mila LaBrake.
His siblings Robert (Viola) Preston of Bangor, Geraldine Taylor of Brushton, James Manning of Malone, Darlene Durant of Malone, Terrie LaPage of Moira and Martin Manning of Dickinson. He will be fondly missed by Gerald & Sally Raner of Williamson, NY.
Besides his parents he is predeceased by a sister Brenda Preston.
A time of visitation will be set for Saturday from 11-12:50 at the Flint Funeral Home. Kenneth's funeral service will be held at 1pm at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions in Kenneth's honor may be made to the Moira Vol. Fire and Rescue P.O 122 Moira, NY 12957.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.flintfuneralhomeny. com