Elwin F. PrestonJanuary 11,2013
Elwin F. Preston
BRAINTREE — Elwin F. Preston, 80, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at the VA Medical Center in White River Junction.
He was born Dec. 18, 1932, in Randolph, the son of Francis and Mae (Corse) Preston.
He attended Randolph schools and graduated from Randolph High School in 1950.
He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He married Beverly Bowen on Nov. 17, 1954, in Randolph. She died in 1991. He later married Brenda MacDougall on Jan. 25, 1992, in Brookfield.
His jobs included: working as a meat cutter and produce manager for Grand Union; owning and operating farms in Tunbridge and Randolph Center; working at L.W. Greenwood’s in East Randolph; Orange County deputy sheriff and high bailiff; game warden; and chief of police for Randolph. In the late 1970s he took over his brother-in-law’s contracting business, which he ran until 2000. He then worked as a greenskeeper for the Montague Golf Club in Randolph and was a mail carrier until 2011.
He served on the Randolph Select Board and was a member of Randolph Rotary. His other memberships included Randolph American Legion Post 9, Vermont Police Association, Montague Golf Club and the Morgan Horse Association.
He enjoyed golfing, horses, competitive combat shooting and deer hunting.
Survivors include his wife, of Braintree; two sons, David Larocque, of Manchester, N.H., and Francis Preston, of Brookfield; five daughters, Lynda Cutts, of Troy, N.H., Susan Cline, of Little Elm, Texas, Elizabeth Morang, of Bangor, Maine, Maureen Campbell, of Fort Myers, Fla., and Carol Brown, of Derby Line; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Shirley Porter, of Texas, and Nancy Young, of Tennessee.
He was predeceased by a sister, Joyce Warner.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Day Funeral Home. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery at a later date.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to Randolph American Legion Post 9 or to the Salvation Army.
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