CRYSTAL LAKE – Donald Prestley Sr., 76, of Crystal Lake, passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving family.|
He was born Nov. 17, 1936, in Bankhead, Ala., the son of Henry Hugh and Ada (Willingham) Prestley.
Don is survived by his wife, Christine (Breakfield), whom he married Dec. 8, 1956, in Chicago.
Don was employed by Botanical Gardens in Birmingham, Ala., until 1966 and Conlon & Collins Ford in Crystal Lake, where he retired in December 1999.
He loved the Lord and until his illness affected his reading ability, he would read His word daily. Don enjoyed watching Alabama football, gardening, traveling and discussing politics. He truly loved his country.
Survivors include his wife; children, Donna Vodnansky, Carol (Bill) Schultz, Bill (Kathy) Prestley, Donald (Tricia) Prestley Jr. and Daren (Julie Papen) Prestley; grandchildren, Matt (Kelly), Laura and Haley Vodnansky, Caleb (Becca), Carlee and Christi Schultz, Bryce (Terry), Randy (Jessica) and Russell (Amber) Prestley, Andrew (Melissa) and Dustin Prestley, Zachary and Vanessa Peter, and Dylan, Adam, Reagan and Maggie Prestley; and great-grandchildren, Adriana, Kevin, Andon, Alivia, Harley, Caleb, Trinity, and a great-grandchild due in May. He also is survived by three brothers, Melvin (Margaret) Prestley, Bill (Bobbie) Prestley and Pete (Denise) Prestley; one sister, Linda (Jay) Snow; a special niece, Diane Burns; brother-in-law, Larry (late Sue) Parkey; and many other nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and infant son; brothers, Clayton and Edward; and sisters, Bobbie (Hershal) Ingle, Ruby (James) Meads, Carlene (Lloyd) Tolbert, Judy Busby and Shirley Snow James.
The visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E. Terra Cotta Ave, Crystal Lake. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1320 Dean St., Woodstock, with visitation from 10:30 a.m. until the service, at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorials, may be made to McHenry County Adult Program (McCAP), PO Box 1823, Woodstock, IL 60098.
Condolences may be sent to www.davenportfamily.com. Call 815-459-3411 for information.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Feb. 11, 2013