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Grover Preston

Grover Cleveland Preston

Saturday, May 27th, 1950 - Wednesday, December 18th, 2019
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Obituary

Mr. Grover Cleveland Preston, a resident Fort Pierce and formerly of Hobe Sound, FL passed away in Hobe Sound on Wednesday, December 18, 2019. He was born in Stuart, FL to the parents of the late Ernest Cleveland and Lillian Anderson-Preston on May 27, 1950.  He was educated in the public schools of Martin County and graduated from Martin County High School in the Class of 1968. Grover was a member of Greater New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Fort Pierce, FL under the leadership of Reverend Clarence Ingram.  During his lifetime, he was employed as a heavy equipment operator in the citrus industry.  He will most notably be remembered as one of the original singers in the quartet group, Voices of The South, and have appeared on programs with many recording groups including the Jackson Southernaires, Mighty Clouds of Joy, Five Blind Boys, Soul Stirrers, Swanee Quintet and others. Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by: his brothers, John T. Preston, Harry Preston and Samuel Reddick, Jr. Mr. Preston is lovingly survived by: a devoted wife, Mary Preston of Fort Pierce, FL; 2 sons, Corey L. Preston of Hobe Sound, FL and Cyrus Williams (Sachiko) of Vero Beach, FL; 3 daughters, Alana Sewell (Tim) of Grayson, Georgia, Terri Milsap of Pompano, FL and Crystal Williams of Vero Beach, FL; 3 stepsons, David Jackson (Paulette) of Fort Pierce, FL, Byron Jackson and Raymond Tash (Tasha) both of Jacksonville, FL; 3 sisters, Maxine Long of Stuart, FL, Pearl Queen of Hobe Sound, FL and Yuvonne Preston Martin (Charles) of Miami, FL; 13 grandchildren, many stepchildren; a host of nieces, including a special niece, Allie Delancy, nephews, cousins, classmates and friends who will forever miss his melodious voice and soulful singing. Arrangements have been entrusted into the care of Thorne's Mortuary in Stuart, FL.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, December 27, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, December 27, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    New Allen Temple A.M.E. Church
    Address
    8620 SE Comus Street
    Hobe Sound, FL 33455
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, December 28, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, December 28, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Greater New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church
    Address
    305 N 8th Street
    Fort Pierce, Florida 34950
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Reverend Clarence Ingram, Pastor (772) 489-0485 Burial will follow at Florida Memorial Cemetery in Hobe Sound (Former Banner Lake Cemetery)

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Sharon Mims

Posted at 12:00am
To Mary Preston, My condolences to you on the passing of your husband. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
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Janice Delancy

Posted at 12:00am
Janice Delancy
918 S.E. Tarpon Avenue
Stuart, Fla. 34994

To The Preston's and Family You All Have Me and My Family
? Heartfelt Condolences and May God's Continue
To Strengthen Your Hearts🙏
Love, Janice Delancy and
Family
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Anne Y. Thorne, LFD/Emb

Posted at 12:00am
To the family of Mr. Grover C. Preston

Thank you for allowing us to be of service to you once again, in your time of need. Please know that we are here for you whenever you need us.

Blessings,
Thorne's Mortuary & Staff
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Antoinette Queen

Posted at 12:00am
I will truly miss you Uncle Grover and I will always cherish your memories in my heart forever. Thank you for being apart of my life We love you. Antoinette, Tarious, Jacorey and Laiyla
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