Delbert L. Preston, age 89, of Adrian, MI, passed away,October 27, 2019, at Hospice of Lenawee. He was born October 19, 1930, in Rome Twp., MI, the son of Milburn & Lillian (Pickford) Preston. He married the "LOVE OF HIS LIFE", Mary K. Preston on March 8, 1952 in Hillsdale, MI. She preceded him in death on September 27, 2012. SMSgt Delbert L. Preston, Retired. Enlisted in the U.S. Army, November 1947, and served in Germany until November 1950, when he joined the USAF. He served in Vietnam at the DaNang Air Force Base and retired in 1970, with 23 years of service defending his nation. After defending his nation, he was hired as the Director of Transportation for Adrian Public Schools. Delbert is survived by his children; Michael (Cindy) Preston, Ed (Penelope) Preston, Vickie Keck and Ron (Vickie) Preston, his grandchildren; Kelly Preston, Matthew (Laura) Preston, Chad (Crystal) Preston, Lindsay Awsumb, Michael (Becky) Preston II, Tracie (Josh) Hinzman and Amber (Josh) Griffith, great grandchildren; Kaleb, Kylee, Kaitlyn, Emilia, Evelyn, Chase, Caeden, Cecilia, Zachary, Austin, Alexis, Connor and Jensen, one sister; Ella Mae Sheffer and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, Mary Preston, he was preceded in death by his parents, Milburn & Lillian Preston, three brothers; Fred Preston, Glenn Preston and Franklin Preston, three sisters, Betty Barnett, Phyllis Mason and Marybelle Swain, step brother; Lawrence Stanley. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM Friday November 1, 2019, at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, 2959 N. Adrian Hwy, Adrian, MI, with Rev. Dan Buchin officiating. Burial will follow in Locust Corners Cemetery, Pittsford, MI, with Military Honors performed by the U.S. Air Force, Wright-Patterson AFB Honor Guard. Visiation will also be on Friday from 11:00 AM until the time of service at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian, MI. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Lenawee. www.PurseFuneralHome.com
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