We Live in Hearts We Leave Behind ~ Thomas Campbell

Byron "Barney" Preston

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, December 1, 2015 for 84 year old Byron "Barney" Preston of Chester, IL who died Friday, November 27, 2015 at his home in Chester, IL.

Byron was born April 12, 1931 in Belleville, IL, the son of Loran and Anna Mae (Bicket) Preston. He married Priscilla Griffin on June 1, 1985 at the First Baptist Church in Chester, IL and she survives of Chester, IL.

Also surviving are 10 children, Tom Preston of Enterprise, AL, Dale Preston and Vickie Preston both of Austin, TX. Lori Galston of Sun Prairie, WI, Jim Bert of Creal Springs, IL, Brian Bert of Columbia, IL and Scott Bert, Sherif Coughlin, Teri Crum and Geri Herschbach all of Chester, IL. Brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert and Patricia Tindall of St. Louis, MO. 20 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Randy Bert.

Visitation will be from 4pm to 8pm Monday, November 30, 2015 at the Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home in Chester, IL and from 9am to 10am Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Chester, IL.

A funeral service for 84 year old Byron "Barney" Preston will be held at 10am Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Chester, IL with Dr. Mike Fogerson officiating.

Burial will be in the Baldwin City Cemetery in Baldwin, IL.

Memorials can be made to the Remodeling Fund of the First Baptist Church in Chester, IL.