SIKESTON - Wilbur David Preston, 78, died March 21, 2004, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility.
Born June 16, 1925, in Lincoln, Ill., son of the late John M. and Rosetta Hall Preston, he was a farmhand and security guard before retiring.
Survivors include: one son, Richard Marvin Preston of Peoria, Ill.; two daughters, Sharon Beck of Sikeston and Cindy Kennedy of Alton; two brothers, Wayne Preston and Richard Preston of Mason City, Ill.; one sister, Dorothy Falterman of Franklin, La.; and five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Four brothers, two sisters and three great-grandchildren preceded him in death.
A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Silent Hills Cemetery near Sikeston.
Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston is in charge of arrangements.