- Cullman, Alabama

October 29, 2013

Richard Thomas Preston

Cullman Heritage Funeral Home

MELBOURNE, FL — Richard Thomas Preston

Graveside services for Richard Thomas Preston, 67, of Melbourne, Fla., will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at Cullman City Cemetery.

Cullman Heritage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Preston died Thursday, Oct. 24, at Holmes Regional Medical Center. He was born Oct. 1, 1946, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Reuben Thomas and Betty Marie Sutter Preston. He received his civil engineering degree at Case Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in city planning at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He worked as a civil engineer from 1968 until his retirement two years ago.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his twin sister, Carol Preston (Dennis) Doty; another sister, Patty Preston (Jim) Grier; a brother, Ken (Marilyn) Preston; three nieces, Casey Grier, Ashley Grier (Joshua) White and Mira Preston; a nephew, Ari Preston; two great-nieces, Olivia White and Julia White; and his beloved dogs and loyal companions, Jack and Leo.

Visitation will be from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.