Roy Jack "Todd" Preston
Roy Jack "Todd" Preston age 89 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Friday, June 9, 2017 at his home. He was born June 1, 1928 on Burton Fork in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late William Moses "Curtis" and Mollie Jane Helton Preston. He was the husband of Phyllis Joy Prater Preston, who preceded him in death. Todd was the president of the Magoffin County Historical Society, and was a devoted member of the Prater Memorial Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Salyersville D.A.V. Chapter 15, the Magoffin Chapter #562 Order of the Eastern Star, and the Salyersville Masonic Lodge #769 F & AM. He was a member of the Magoffin County Muzzleloaders, the Magoffin County Tourism Committee, and the Sons of the Confederate with the Civil War Re-enactment Committee.
Survivors include one son, Toddie Curtis Preston of Salyersville, Kentucky, three daughters, Theresa Gayle Preston Dotson of Prestonsburg, Kentucky, and Jessica Jane Preston Howard and Abbie Annette Preston Conley both of Salyersville, Kentucky, one brother, Walker Helton "Trome" Preston, and one sister, Ida Jane "Barts" Preston Conley. Seven grandchildren, Jason Earl Preston, Kellie Irene Dotson Elam, Curtis Neil Preston, Nicholas Seth Preston, Cory Todd Preston, Haley Renee Preston Patton, and Preston Scott Conley, and five great grandchildren, Jesse Michael Brown, Avery Jase Preston, Michael Weston Allen, Emery Claire Preston, and Owen Seth Preston also survive. In addition to his wife and parents, Todd is preceded in death by one son, Roy Neil Preston, four brothers, John Redmond Preston, Henry Ford Preston, Ralph Carter Preston, and William Roger Preston, and three sisters, Anne Preston Kelly, Luva Preston Connelley, and Glenna Sue Preston Howard.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 am Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at the Pioneer Village in Salyersville, Kentucky with Andrew Donner, Justin Williams, and John Blanton officiating. Burial followed in the Bluegrass Cemetery at Salyersville, Kentucky Eastern Star rites were given by the Magoffin Chapter #562 Order of the Eastern Star at 7 pm Sunday, June 11, 2017. Masonic rites were given by the Salyersville Masonic Lodge #769 F & AM at 7 pm Monday, June 12, 2017. Military rites were given by the Salyersville D.A.V. Chapter 15 the day of services. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Magoffin County Historical Society.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Magoffin County Funeral Home. www.magoffincountyfuneralhome.com