Preston Anderson

April 28, 1986July 17, 2012

Preston D. Anderson, 26, of Signal Mountain, TN, passed away, Tuesday, July 17, 2012. A native of Tucson, AZ, during his life he served a two year mission with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and attended BYU in Provo, UT and Hartnell College in Salinas, CA where he played on the basketball team. He was preceded in death by his maternal-grandfather, John N. Velluti. Survivors include his parents, Corey and Patricia Anderson, Signal Mountain; four sisters, Lindsay, Morgan, Carson and Whitney; maternal-grandmother, Joanne Velluti, Tucson, AZ; paternal-grandmother, Marie Anderson, Salt Lake City, UT and paternal-grandfather, Greg Anderson, Cave Junction, OR. The body has been sent to Wasatch Lawn Mortuary in Salt Lake City, UT where graveside services will be held Friday, July 27, 2012 at 11 a.m. (MDT) at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 801-466-8687. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. till the time of service on Friday at the funeral home. Local arrangements are by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway.


  • Visitation Friday, July 27, 2012
  • Graveside Service Friday, July 27, 2012

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Erica Williams

August 12, 2012

I went to Hartnell College with Preston. He was a great friend to me from the time I met him. Preston helped me whenever I needed it, I was going through a hard time bouncing around from couch to couch and he opened his home to me when I needed it. I was going to play on the woman's basketball team my 2nd year at Hartnell and Preston and I were always grabbing a ball and either playing one-on-one at the school's gym or shooting around at the parks. I had left Hartnell for a little while but stayed in contact with Preston. Now that I am back at the school and finally going to play for them I only wish Preston could be in the stands at one of my games, cheering me on with that big smile I used to see all the time. He is greatly missed and will be with me every time I step out on that court because that is where his heart was.

Colin Pinto-Martin

August 1, 2012

I think I talked about Preston more than any other missionary from the mission. I loved his stories and frank attitude that he had towards others. He taught me a lot from the time that I had to serve around him and will be greatly missed. We used to sit around and talk about different doctrine books that we would write when we were older that revolved around our experiences as missionaries. I will never forget his amazing sarcastic sense of humor and his ability to always tell me that my theories about the Gospel were crazy. He also crushed me in basketball week in and week out. I love him and will miss him greatly.

Pablo Quintero

July 28, 2012

I will always remember you.You was very friendly and help full person Preston.

Julie McGill

July 28, 2012

I will never forget Preston's HUGE smile and cute chubby cheeks as a baby and toddler. He was always smiling and laughing. I will always love his joking nature and remember laughing at the videos he put on facebook a few years ago when he attended BYU-Provo. They would be video's he and his friends would make pranking people.(We have many pranksters in our family) The videos usually ended with someone yelling, "PRESTON!" My heart goes out to to my Uncle Corey, Aunt Tricia, and cousins Lindsay, Morgan, Carson and Whitney. You are in my thoughts and prayers daily. I love you all. Preston will always be kept in my thoughts and heart. We love and miss you Preston.

Scott and Erica Schagel

July 25, 2012

Preston was a darling baby and a good young man. His smile and laughter was infectious to those around him through out his life. We love and miss him. We love and care for his family very much and offer our condolences.


July 23, 2012

To The Preston Family, I didn't know your son but i do remember his story from Salinas. I was very sadden when my children told me about your son. My heart and prayers go out to the Preston family.

Amy Mower ( hunt)

July 23, 2012

Most of my memories from High School include Preston (BIG) . He was always good at making those around him laugh and have a good time. I am saddened by this loss and sad for his family! Thanks for always giving the group a good laugh and making things fun Big!

Albert rebman

July 21, 2012

I herd of this story a while back when he went missing if I remember correctly. my prayers and thoughts goes to the Anderson family and those who are associated with. I never met the guy but im sure God has a plan for him in the aferworld. He will be in good hands doing work from up above. RIP PRESTON ANDERSON

Meghan Garcia

July 21, 2012

Preston will be truly missed. He was apart of the Hartnell family and forever will be engraved in our hearts. We miss you every day and will cherish every moment with you.

Stephanie D

July 21, 2012

I have a lot of good memories with preston from college. He will be missed. I will be praying for his family. So sorry for your loss