Irvin Lamar Preston
May 18, 1940 – October 3, 2019
Irvin Lamar Preston, age 79, of Townsend, Georgia passed away on Thursday October 3, 2019 at Southeast Georgia Health Systems in Brunswick, Georgia.
Lamar was born May 18, 1940 in Dale County, Alabama to Myrtice Weems Preston and Glenn Preston. Raised in Seminole County, Georgia, Lamar graduated from Seminole County High School and furthered his education graduating from Alabama Aviation and Aeronautics College. Lamar served a lifetime career in the United States Air Force. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He also served with the Alabama Air National Guard. Upon retirement, he enjoyed working with various ministries including serving as a Chaplin at Northridge Hospital in Commerce, GA and at Favor House in Athens, GA. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, and his beloved wife of 30 years.
He was an avid reader, loved college football, and after recently moving to Coastal Georgia, thoroughly enjoyed spending his free time fishing.
Lamar is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Jane Randolph "Randy" Preston; son Chris Preston (Lisa) of Prattville, AL; daughter Abby Jones (Jeff) of Inman, SC; son Wilson Norman (Sarah) of Hoschton, Georgia; and daughter Lizzy Piana (Mike) of Houston, TX. Mr. Preston also leaves behind 10 grandchildren to cherish his memory; Judy, Abby, Isabella, Anna, Katherine, Ansley, Walt, Ruth, Mary, and Michael.
Lamar was preceded in death by; daughter Tina Preston; father Glenn Preston and mother Myrtice Weems Preston; brother Burwyn James Preston.
A funeral service for Lamar will be held Monday, October 7, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Darien United Methodist Church, 201 Franklin Street in Darien, Georgia with Reverend Bruce Morgan officiating. An interment will occur Monday, October 7, 2019 at 3:00 PM at Glennville Veterans Memorial Cemetery, US 301 in Glennville, Georgia, where he will be laid to rest with full Military Honors by the United States Air Force Honor Guards.
Lamar's presence touched the many lives of those around him. His love, understanding, and gentle nature will be missed by all.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.edomillerandsons.com for the Preston family.
- Glenn Preston, Father (deceased)
- Myrtice Weems Preston, Mother (deceased)
- Jane Randolph "Randy" Preston, Spouse
- Chris Preston, Son
- Tina Preston, Daughter (deceased)
- Abby Jones, Daughter
- Lizzy Piana, Daughter
- Sarah Norman, Daughter
- Burwyn James Preston, Brother (deceased)
- Mr. Preston also leaves 10 Grandchildren to cherish his memory: Judy, Abby, Isabella, Anna, Katherine, Ansley, Walt, Ruth, Mary, and Michael.
- Funeral Service Monday, October 7, 2019
- Interment Monday, October 7, 2019
Irvin Lamar Preston
October 8, 2019
Randy, our love, thoughts and prayers continue for you and all of your family as you grieve your loss of Lamar. Bennett and I have always enjoyed the great times we shared with you and Lamar, and will miss him dearly. Always remember his life was a life well-lived and you got to share a major part of that life. He will always be with you in your heart.
Libba and Bennett
October 6, 2019
Lamar was a few years older than me but took up time with me, took me swimming and for rides in Uncle Glenn's truck. He will be missed until we meet again in Heaven.
October 6, 2019
Lamar, God was ready for you and his "timing was right on time". He is never early or never late but right on time. We will all miss you. You and I grew up together and shared lots of time together during our younger days. You were not only my cousin but my class mate. You were loved and I know you were welcome in heaven. My prayers are with Randy and all the family. Love you, Rachel Preston Clayton
October 5, 2019
Randy, So sorry about Lamar , God bless you and family. He was always one of my favorite people in high school, always acted like a gentleman and always friendly and nice. My prayers will be with you and family, will add to my prayer listand keep you in my prayers. God bless..........