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Philip W. Preston
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Obituary for Philip W. Preston

Philip W. Preston, 66, of Energy, passed away 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his loving wife and family.

Philip and his wife, Judy, own and operate Pine Lakes Golf Course in Herrin and formerly owned and operated P.W. Preston Roofing in Kankakee for 27 years.

He was a member of the Marion Elks Lodge # 800.

Philip was born January 25, 1951 in Kankakee, IL to Richard Preston and Ruby (Smith) Preston Jarrett.

Philip married Judy Ann Bonds on June 27, 1970 in Bradley, IL. She survives of Energy.

Also surviving are their children, Tina Craft of Energy; two sons, Scott Preston and his wife, Andrea of Herrin, Brett Preston and his fiancé, Rachel Fields of Energy; son-in-law, Christopher Craft of Hoschton, GA; eight grandchildren, Austin Craft, Melissa Craft, Logan Craft, Corbin Preston, Reece Preston, Leo Preston, Maddie Mahan and Mykah Mahan; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard and Gayle Preston of Mahomet, Gary and Diana Preston of Manteno, David and Linda Preston of Wauwatosa, WI.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Julie Preston; parents and a brother, Dennis Preston.

A celebration of Philip’s life will be 5:00 p.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home in Herrin with Pastor David Dyer officiating. A time of gathering for family and friends will be from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the funeral home

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for memorial donations to be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, 204 Halfway Road, Marion, IL 62959 or to the American Cancer Society, # 5 Schiber Court, Maryville, IL 62062; memorial donation envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home

2704 South Park Avenue
Herrin, IL 62948

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5:00 PM
Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home

2704 South Park Avenue
Herrin, IL 62948

Memorial Contribution

American Cancer Society

#5 Schiber Court
Maryville, IL 62062

Hospice of Southern Illinois

204 Halfway Road
Marion, IL 62959

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