1926 ~ 2014
Preston Empey, 87, loving husband, father and grandfather returned home on March 19, 2014 to reunite with parents, brothers, sister and grandson, Ethan Empey.
Preston was born on September, 11, 1926 to Hyrum and Mary Ann Empey in St. George, UT. He graduated from Dixie High School in 1944. He joined the U.S. Navy
and served as a Sea Bee from 1944 to 1947. He married Glenna Grant on June 5, 1948 (solemnized in the Manti Temple in 1964). Preston graduated from Dixie College in 1949 and BYU in 1952.
He is survived by his wife (Glenna), his five children, Robert Empey, Kerry Hatch (Kyle), Jan Lorensen (Preston), Kendall Empey (Teri) and Tracie Sexton (Ted). He also has 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The family wishes to express special thanks and gratitude to the staff of CNS Hospice Care. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday March 25 at the Skyline LDS Church, 777 Skyline Dr., Tooele. Viewings will be held at the same church on Monday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM and on Tuesday from 10:00 to 10:45 AM. Interment at Tooele City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the National Association of Senior Veterans (www.NASV.org
) are encouraged. Services entrusted with Diderickson Memorial (435-277-0050).