Roy was born in Sayre, PA, on August 3, 1941, a son the late Herb and Doris Neiley Preston.
He graduated from the Wyalusing Valley High School, a member of the class of 1959. While serving in the army, he was stationed in Hawaii and Japan.
He met and married the former Nancy DeWitt of Camptown, PA. Roy worked hard as professional truck driver, starting in his father’s logging business and then becoming an owner operator for many years. He finished his career employed by Wagner Lumber in Owego, NY, hauling wood products. He was a devoted husband and father and enjoyed spending time with his family.
Roy was a member of the American Legion Post #534, Wyalusing, PA.
Surviving are: his spouse of 44 years, Nancy Preston, at home; mother-in-law, Bette DeWitt, Herrickville, PA; daughters and sons- in law: Brenda and Tim Ferguson, Herrickville, PA; Barb and John Haskins, Apalachin, NY; Jean Motsko, Little Meadows, PA; Sharon and Daniel Abell; Warren Center, PA; and Judy and Bill Delaney, Apalachin, NY; brother John Preston, Wyalusing PA; sisters and brothers-in-law: Shirley Bristol, Troy, PA; Donna and Ronnie Cole; Wyalusing, PA; Pat and Burt Neuber, Wyalusing, PA; and Mary and Glenn Beckley, Wyalusing, PA; sister-in-law and husband, Sharon and Jim Jones, Lawton, PA; and brother-in-law and wife, Dennis and Peggy DeWitt, Estero, FL; 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren as well as numerous aunt and uncles, niece and nephews.
Funeral Services was held on December 13, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, Wyalusing, PA with the Pastor Jason Laudermilch of the Herrickville Wesleyan Church officiating.
Interment was in the Camptown Cemetery, Camptown, PA.
Graveside Military Services were accorded by members of Wyalusing Post #534, Wyalusing, PA.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Herrick Township Volunteer Fire Dept – New Truck Fund, 6149 Herrickville Rd, Wyalusing, PA, 18853 or the Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd, Towanda, PA 18848.