John Grant Preston, 67, of Springfield, died at 2:35 am, Monday, May 5, 2014 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born May 23, 1946 in Denver, CO to Donald and Bonnie Sloan Preston. He married Connie Young on January 12, 1991 and she survives.
Also surviving are two sons, John Grant Preston, Jr. of Springfield and Eron Milam of Jacksonville, FL; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; step-mother, Rita Coffman of Thousand Oaks, CA; one sister Delanna Williams of Tulsa, OK; three brothers, Steve Kent Preston of Joplin, MO, Marty Kent of Independence, KS and Lane Jackson of Camarillo, CA and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; step-father, Bill Kent; son, Sean Martin Preston and brother Tom Preston.
John was a US Air Force Veteran. He worked as a Reimbursement Officer for the State of Illinois DCFS. He enjoyed golfing.
Visitation: 9-10 am, Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 10 am, Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Staab Funeral Home, with Robert Green officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery where Military Honors will be conducted.
Memorial contributions may be made to Adopt-A-Pet in Benld, IL.