Preston Theall

Obituary of Preston Theall

The Rev. Preston Joseph Theall, 83, Marion, died at 5:05 a.m. Saturday in Marion General Hospital.

He was born in Louisiana to the late Andrew and Marie Aureline (Hanks) Theall, and had been a resident of Marion for 30 years.

He married Wanda L. Baldwin on May 16, 1945. She survives.

He was a graduate of Bethany Nazarene College and the Nazarene Theological Seminary.

He was a member of First Church of the Nazarene, Marion. He was an ordained elder and pastored in the Church of the Nazarene for 39 years, serving in Missouri, Kansas, Ohio and Indiana. He was a member of the District Advisory Board and served on the Board of Ministerial Studies and also served as trustee to Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

He established one of the first day care centers in Marion, and he served as chaplain at the Marion VA Medical Center for 19 years.

He was a board member of the Marion Kiwanis Club, and formerly served on the Mental Health Board and the American Cancer Society Board.

Other survivors include a daughter, Marcia Ann (the Rev. Daryl) Hodge, Lancaster, Ky.; a son, Michael Joseph Theall, Sarasota, Fla.; a brother, Joseph Dalton (Anna Jean) Theall, Beaumont, Texas; and grandchildren, John Michael (Stephanie) Hodge, Brian Joseph Hodge and Athena David.

He was preceded in death by sisters, Wiltha Parker and Willie Mae Mitchell.

Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday in First Church of the Nazarene, 700 Kem Road, Marion, with the Rev. Daryl Hodge, Chaplain Hezekiah Corppetts and Dr. David Roland officiating. Burial is in Grant Memorial Park cemetery. Online condolences may be made at . Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., handled arrangements.

Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the church.

Memorials may be made to Cancer Services of Grant County, Tower Suites, 305 S. Norton St., Marion, Ind. 46953; or the First Church of the Nazarene, 700 Kem Road, Marion.

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