Preston Breckenridge Hott
1928 - 2018
{ "" }
Share Preston's life story with friends and family
Send an Email
Or Copy this URL to Share
Preston Breckenridge Hott 1928 - 2018
Springfield, IL—Preston Breckenridge Hott, 90, a long-time Springfield resident and educator, passed away from this life at 6:23 PM Thursday, December 20, 2018 in Fishers, IN.
Pres was born May 29, 1928, in Pana, Illinois, the son of John F. and Louise Abell Hott. He grew up in Assumption, IL, and graduated from Assumption High School. He then attended Millikin University, graduating from Illinois State University in 1950 Pres first taught in Mt Auburn, IL, before marrying Joanne Stublefield in Springfield on June 7, 1953. Together they moved to and taught in East Peoria, IL; later moving on to Springfield, where they both taught for many years in District 186. Pres taught at Feitshans High School, Edison Junior High and Springfield High School, where he served as a counselor, assistant principal, and then principal. He retired in 1983 from the district office as a curriculum director.
Pres and Joanne were active members of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), where Pres was a deacon, elder, board member, and choir member. Pres was also a member of the Vachel Lindsey Association, a docent at the Dana Thomas House, and a Red Coat at Memorial Medical Center. He also served on the Friends of the Lincoln Library Board. Pres was a member of Kedron Masonic Lodge, AF&AM, Mount Auburn, IL, Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Springfield, and Ansar Shrine.
Surviving are his wife, Joanne, of Fishers, IN; daughter, Lisa (Jeff) Powell of Westfield, IN; son, Joe (Mary Lou) Hott of Springdale, AR; six grandchildren, Eric (Ashley), and David (Leigh) Powell of Indianapolis, Ryan Powell of Orlando, FL, Michael Powell (Chance Woodward) of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Alan (Ashlee) Hott of Las Vegas, NV, and Rachel (John) Watterson of Lowell, AR; four great-grandchildren, Lilly and Charley Powell, and Casey and Mae Watterson; a brother, Tom (Lois) Hott of Decatur, IL; and six nieces and nephews, and dear friend and neighbor, Sharon Miller. He was preceded in death by his sister, Jean McCoy, and brother, Bill Hott.
Visitation, 1:30 to 2 P.M. Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at Family and Friends Funeral Home, Wingate, IN with funeral service beginning at 2 P.M.
A committal service will be at 1:00 P.M., Thursday, December 27, 2018 at Oak Ridge Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel, Springfield, IL. Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin, IL, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, 700 S. Sixth St, Springfield, IL 62703.

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in The State Journal-Register from Dec. 21 to Dec. 23, 2018.
01:00 PM
Oak Ridge Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel,
Memories & Condolences
Guest Book sponsored by Family & Friends Funeral Home - Wingate
Not sure what to say?
View Printed Guest Book
11 entries
December 15, 2019
12/15/19 Dear Ones: Your Pres is still a friend -- Always will be -- We will always miss him -- and you, Joannem were one of my bosom buddies! Still are, always will be! Can't believe he's been gone a year already! With luv'n prayers, Norma
Norma Browning-Gordon
February 27, 2019
Lisa and family my sincerest condolences on the loss of your father. I remember him being a very kind and thoughtful presence at Springfield High School. Also our Singing 7 time.
Cheryl Boede Cox
December 25, 2018
Joe and Lisa,

I would like to express my sincere condolences for the loss of your father, still Mr. Hott, to me. I have very fond memories of growing up in Springfield, the friends at the First Christian Church and especially singing in the choir, inspired by Mr. Hott's booming voice. And of course the friends and experiences at Springfield High. He was inspiring, a truly nice man, and will be greatly missed. Best wishes to you and your families. Paul Hampton and Family.
Paul Hampton
December 24, 2018
To a great teacher, a wonderful man and
Shriner Thanks for all that you taught me
Rest in peace Bob Clifford
December 24, 2018
Mary Lou and Joe, I'm sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences.
Jeri Frederick
December 23, 2018
I'm sorry for your loss. I remember Mr. Hott's kindness from Springfield High School.
Greg Lucas
December 22, 2018
Joanne & Family:
May time heal your sorrow and may your fondest memories remain.
My Sincere Sympathy
Eleanor J. Sakris
Springfield, IL
December 22, 2018
The staff of KM Hair Works & Spa extends to you all our most sincere and heartfelt sympathy.
December 22, 2018
One of my better memories of the Springfield public school system was Mr. Hott,

December 22, 2018
Springfield High School Counsellor "Preston Hott"
1964 ~ 1966 was the best, I've never forgot him.

Paul W. Sweet
Springfield High School Class of 1966
Paul Sweet
December 21, 2018
Joe and Lisa, sorry to hear about your father's passing. Your mother and he were highly thought of by my mother Mary.

John Hawkins
Buffalo, IL
Invite others to add memories
Share to let others add their own memories and condolences