Russell R. Preston Jr., 75, of Panton


PANTON — Russell R. Preston Jr., 75, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2024, at his home in Panton with his family by his side.

He was born March 11, 1949, in Randolph, Vt., the son of Russell and Roberta Tabor Preston Sr. He graduated in 1967 from CVU and was enlisted in the Navy for six years.

Russell is survived by his wife, Pamela, of 53 years; and two sons: Scott Preston, his wife, Mandy, and their children Eliza, Noah and Garrett; and Eric Preston, his wife, Angie, and their child Isaac. He is the oldest of eight children, including four brothers and three sisters.

Russell is predeceased by his parents.

He retired from Barrett Trucking and was named 2004 VT Truck and Bus Association driver of the year. His hobbies were restoring antique tractors, camping with friends and family, and deer hunting with his grandson.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to The Northeast Two-Cylinder Club Inc. 90 Sunset Knoll Panton, VT 05491.

A celebration of life will be celebrated from noon to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, at the VFW, 530 Exchange Street, in Middlebury. To send online condolences to his family please visit◊


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