- 59 years old
- Date of birth: Apr 2, 1957
- Place of birth:
Georgia, United States
- Date of passing: Aug 21, 2016
- Place of passing:
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
|Let the memory of Preston be with us forever|
"EULOGY FOR Preston Swearingen
I had the privilege of working with Preston for the past several years at PPG and prior to that with Ameron. Preston was known and respected by many people, not just at PPG, but within our industry. When word came that Preston had passed and we were passing the news on to everyone, the reaction was always the same…..nobody could believe he was gone….and we’ve lost a good one.
I am privileged to represent a lot of people in the company over many years and many of our customers across the country who thought so highly of Preston and always went out of their way to express their gratitude for his work.
Preston was regarded as the best of what he did. He was our senior field service representative and always drew the most important assignments and largest customers to work with. He took such pride in his work and was an example to all of us. He was always willing to go the extra mile and to help anyone he could.
My first memory of Preston was at a National Sales meeting where he was not in attendance, but the Group President had made note of the fact that Preston was on a plane to rescue the day at one of the accounts…it was clear then that he was special.
I can’t really give a proper tribute to Preston with anything I say today, but it’s the reaction of all of the people who are still in disbelief that he is gone that speaks for itself.
He loved Laura and I know they are together now in a place we all hope to go one day.
To Joy, Kenneth, and all of Preston’s family, on behalf of everyone from PPG, we extend our condolences and will keep your family in our prayers.
The souls of the just are in the hand of God,
and no torment shall touch them.
They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead;
and their passing away was thought an affliction and their going forth from us, utter destruction.
But they are in peace.
For if before men, indeed, they be punished,
yet is their hope full of immortality;
chastised a little, they shall be greatly blessed,
because God tried them
and found them worthy of himself.
As gold in the furnace, he proved them,
and as sacrificial offerings he took them to himself.
In the time of their visitation they shall shine,
and shall dart about as sparks through stubble;
they shall judge nations and rule over peoples,
and the LORD shall be their King forever.
Rest in Peace Preston. We miss you."
"September 7 2004 at the church at argyle in Jacksonville fla Preston and Laura being babtized one if the best times in there life"
"Hey uncle Preston this is Blake your step nephew I have already missed you greatly and will always miss you because there will be a missing spot in the picture that cannot be filled without you here and I will always keep you in my thoughts and you will always be remembered in every special way. With love from Blake"
"Rest in peace Uncle Preston.
With love, Jeannie Swearingen Vega"
"Preston, I miss you, and will always miss you. I will never forget you, and all the times that you were there for me. I could never say all the ways that you were "special" to me in my life. I know you are at peace, but I will always miss and love you.
From your Sister, With Love, Joy
Also, I thank you, Paul, for this tribute to my brother."
"Rest in peace uncle Preston. I miss you and Aunt Laura so much.
Love you always! Debbie Swearingen Henderson"
"God bless you Preston. Peace..."
"Rest in peace my brother, we will miss you terribly.
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