John Filbert Preston, 59, of Lynchburg passed away, Sunday, March 11, 2012. He was born to the late John William Preston and Ella Mae Brown on May 31, 1952. Those left to cherish his memory are, five daughters, Jennifer Gumbi, of Germany, Celeste(Marcus) Calloway, of Lynchburg, Brandy Preston, of Rustburg, Shantel (Kevin) Payne, of Atlanta, GA and Shaneka White, of Lynchburg; two sons, Antonio (Kettie) Robinson, of NC, James Watkins, III, of Lynchburg; two sisters, Betty Ann Pennix and Debra Gayle Preston, both of Appomattox; four brothers, Michael Preston, of Amherst, Ronnie and Gregory Preston, of Spout Springs, Gilbert Preston, of Buckingham, VA and Ronnie Elliott, of Concord; and host of other relatives and friends. A funeral service will be held 1:00 PM Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Davis-Turner Funeral Home with Rev. Edward Jones, Sr., officiating. Interment will be in the Galilee Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service and other times at 114 Winston Ridge Rd. The cortege will assemble at 4704 Oakdale Dr. Lynchburg. Condolences may be sent to www.Davis-Turner.com. Service of comfort rendered by Davis-Turner Funeral Service.