Elwood Resident: Preston Adams (1942-2016)
Preston (P.R.) Adams of Elwood passed away November 27th, 2016, at Lexington Regional Health Center at the age of 74.
Preston was born January 24th, 1942, in Broken Bow, Nebraska to Richard and Inez (Lark) Adams. He attended school in Broken Bow. After leaving high school, Preston lied about his age to join the U.S. Air Force. He married Dina Abichidia in 1962. The couple were blessed with 5 children, Michael, Pascale, Corinna, Preston (Richie) and Desiree.
Preston worked for the Union Pacific Railroad for over 25 years before his retirement. In 1995, he married Cheryl Tilson at Cozad, Nebraska. He loved fishing at Lake McConaughy and Johnson Lake with his brother, Mike, and son, Richie. Preston enjoyed traveling to auctions as you would surmise when visiting their house. His clocks, cameras, and musical instruments were just a few of his prized possessions. He was proud of his Scottish heritage and loved to wear his kilt displaying his manly knees. He enjoyed listening to Celtic music and playing his Scottish drum. His latest interest were his Native American flutes. Preston was also very talented at storytelling about his childhood, the antics of two little boys (he and his brother, Mike), and his tall tales on fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents; ex-wife; nephew, James Melville; 2 nieces, Anne Hawkins and Penny Cavin; brother, Donzel Adams.
Survivors include his wife, Cheryl of Elwood; children, Michael (Bobbie) Adams of California, Pascale Adams of Georgia, Corinna (Travis) Mauterstock of California, Preston Adams of North Platte, and Desiree Adams of Florida; step children, David (Dawn) Newbrey and Robyn (Dean) Watchorn Newbrey; brother, Milo (Sue) Adams of Omaha, sister, Noreen (Ted) Ailes of Lincoln; 20 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Services will be Friday, December 2, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at Elwood United Methodist Church with Pastor Mary Fuller officiating. Burial will be at the Elwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4 pm to 8 pm with family present from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Elwood United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com.
A memorial has been established, as Preston requested, for the Elwood Fire and Rescue Department. Berryman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.