We celebrate the life of Arthur Dale Preston, Jr, 67, who went to be with his heavenly father on January 8, 2021. Dale grew up in Normandy and went on to graduate from Country Day School in 1972 and the University of Missouri Columbia in 1976. He was the founder and owner of Preston Art Glass Studio in St. Louis where his creativity and craftsmanship will forever grace many homes and lives. Dale’s faith in Christ was very important to him and he strived to reflect Christ in his everyday life. His humility, generosity, kindness and love was evident to all.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Dale Preston, Sr and Helen (Beffa) Preston. He is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Gwynneth (Megahan) Preston, and loving children Hannah Preston (m. Adam Hon), Nahum Preston (m. Abby), Elias Preston (m. Lauren), Jacob Preston (m. Bridget), Rebekah Preston (m. Isaac Porch), Nathanael Preston (m. Carissa), DeMarcus Preston and DeAndre Preston. He was the loving and caring grandfather of 13 grandchildren. Dale also leaves in his grace three loving siblings. He was a wonderful cousin, uncle, friend, teacher, and mentor to many. Their lives have been made better because of his influence and love. He will be forever missed.
A private service will be held on Friday January 15th.
In lieu of flowers the family is asking that donations be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association or Southgate Church STL – missions in Dale’s memory.