Charles “Skip” Preston
May 8, 2008
Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Charles “Skip” Preston, 77, of Belpre, Ohio died May 6, 2008, at the Marietta Center.
He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Sept. 17, 1930, the son of the late Kay W. Coats Bailey.
He was a member of the Whitman Chapel in Belpre, Ohio where he was a trustee and served as Chairman of the Board.
He was a veteran of the Air Force.
He retired from Kaiser Aluminum after 30 years of service. He had been a New York City Policeman for six years, was on the Belpre City Council and Safety Service Board.
He had worked for the Cerebral Palsy Organization in New York and was a Security Guard at the Grand Central Mall.
He was a member of the Belpre Lions Club, Menelik Masonic Lodge 74 in Belpre and was an avid golfer.
Survivors include his wife, Caroll Ward Preston; his son, Charles M. “Corky” Preston and his wife, Melanie, of Marietta; daughter, Kimberly Jo Eakins and her husband, Steven, of Vienna; grandchildren, Cortnee Butler, Ashton Preston, Tyler Preston, Whitney McKee and Preston Eakins; great-grandchildren, Lakyn Allen, Kai Green, Mikayla Butler and Sydnie Butler; and special cousins, Charles Coats and Bernard Powell.
He was preceded in death by his mother; and a special cousin, Robert Powell.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, Ohio with the Rev. Rhonda Harris and the Rev. Kenneth Boyd officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunset Memory Gardens.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with Masonic services conducted at 8 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the Whitman Chapel, Belpre, in Skip’s memory.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.LeavittFuneralHome.com