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English Fletcher Preston Jr

December 26, 1929 — November 17, 2023

Youngstown

 

English F. Preston Jr., 93, Youngstown, departed this life on Friday, November 17, 2023 at Beeghly Oaks Healthcare Center.
 
Mr. Preston was born December 26, 1929 a son of English F. and Jessie G. Thomas Preston Sr. He attended Youngstown Public Schools graduating in 1948 from South High School. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict from 1951-1953, being honorably discharged. He was a longtime member of Third Baptist Church. He was a member of the Trustee Board, Usher Board, Sexton, a janitor, a Sunday School Teacher, Asst. Sunday School Superintendent, and a member of the Men's Unit. He was a waiter and a mixologist at the Elm Tree Catering, and was a driver for the F. D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home. Mr. Preston wore many hats and was great at all of them. He was kind, caring, a hard worker, and would do anything for anyone. He will truly be missed. He leaves to cherish his memory, his children, Robert English Preston, Garnett Dunston, Marvin Dunston, and Diane "Tiki" Dunston, 5 grandchildren including Chelsea Anderson whom he helped rear, 4 great-grandchildren, 4 nieces, 2 nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife the former Joycelyn Bland whom he married in 1979 and was married 30 years before her passing, his sisters, Jean Jengard, and Inez Jordon, and his first wife, Barbara Jean Dent.
 
Funeral service will be Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 10 am at Third Baptist Church. Friends may call from 9-10 am on Saturday at the church. There will be a viewing on Friday, December 1, 2023 from 3-5 pm at F. D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home. 
 
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