Michael Thomas Preston, 74, of Hazard, died Friday, May 10 at the hospice care center in Hazard.
He was retired from the U.S. Air Force, and the son of the late Thomas Earl Preston and the late Lucille Hall Preston. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Johnny Preston, and sister Baby Cecelia.
He is survived by his wife, Lorene Preston; daughters Nancy Katherine Preston, Cynthia Preston Jacob, and Michelle “Shelly” Preston Gambill; sisters Fran Bische, Mary Ann Holman, Kathy Okey, and Rosie Okey; Charley Preston, David Preston, Jimmy Preston, Tommy Preston, and Gene Preston; grandchildren Melissa Dawn Preston, Erin Michelle Gambill, and Faron Gregory Gambill, and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were being handled by Maggard Mountain View Chapel of Hazard, where a memorial service was held on Monday, May 13 with Rev. A.D. Pete McGee officiating. DAV Rites were administered by Hazard Chapter 64.