PIQUA - William "Bill" Preston, 65, of Piqua, died at 3:27 p.m. Sunday, October 27, 2013, at his residence.
He was born January 1, 1948, in Piqua, to the late Willard "Sie" and Lillian (Whalen) Preston.
He married Lois M. Norton on August 24, 1966 in Celina; she survives.
Other survivors include a daughter, Tracy L. Cecil of Piqua; two grandchildren, Alexis and Kyle Cecil; a sister, Mary (Jack) Walker of Troy; a brother, Wilbur LeRoy (Dorothy) Preston of Piqua; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Willard R. Preston; and a son-in-law, Mark Cecil.
Bill was a 1966 graduate of Piqua Central High School. He worked 17 years for French Oil Mill Machinery, and retired as a tool cutter and grinder from TFI/TSI of Dayton in 2010.
Bill was a former member of the Moose and Eagles lodges of Piqua, and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and being retired.
He was a devoted husband, father, and uncle.
The family would like to offer a very special thanks to Vicky "Blondie Troy" and the other special Hospice nurses who took such good care of Bill.
A funeral service to honor his life will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 30, at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Wagner officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11-1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, Inc., P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373.
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