David W. Preo

August 28, 2010
David W. Preo

David Wallace Preo, 69, of Wilmington, NC, passed away after an extended illness at the Silver Stream Health and Rehabilitation Center on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010.

He was born in Auburn, ME and was a 20-year veteran of the United States Marine Corp in which he served our country during 3 tours of duty in the Vietnam War. After retirement from the military he settled in NC and volunteered his services to the Disabled American Veterans.

Funeral and burial services will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, September 8, 2010 in the Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Montford Point Rd in Jacksonville, NC.

He is survived by his wife Masako Ikeda Preo, 82 of Havelock, NC; children, David W. Preo Jr. and his wife, Erica of Siler City, Gina Lynn Hamilton, and her husband, Guy, of Waynesville; sister, Beverly Mann of Middleton, MA, brother Robert Preo and his wife, Carol of Auburn, ME and his granddaughter, Kailey Hamilton of Waynesville.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Disabled American Veterans, 4601 Park Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28403.

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Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • August 31, 2010
    Lanette @ Pat wiggins says:
    Remenber nothing is going to happen today that you and the Lord can handle. Love,Lanette,Pat and Marilyn

  • September 07, 2010
    Lauri Preo says:
    I am saddened that you had to leave us. I will always remember the wonderful vacations / visits with you. I love you Uncle David. My you sign with angels now - til we meet again - love you

  • September 01, 2010
    Bob,Carol and family says:
    Dave will be missed greatly by all that had a chance to know him,if the love he gave could be measured in years Dave would be very,very old.

  • August 31, 2010
    tiffany mitchell (campbell) says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. HE is now one of gods angels. I have heard nothing but good kind words of him. He was a very kind man.My prayers are with the family during these hard times.

  • September 01, 2010
    Carol reo says:
    To Those I Love And Those Who Loved Me In Lovng Memory of David Preo When I am gone,release me,let me go. I have so many things t see and do You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears Be happy we had so many years I gave you my love, you can only guess How much you gave me happines I thank you for the love that you each have shown But now it's time I travel alone To grieve awhile for me if you must, Then let you grief ,be comforted by trust It,s only for awile that we must part To bless the memories within your heart For if you need me , call and I will come Though you can,t see or touch me, I,ll be near And if yu listen with your heart,you will hear All my love around you soft and clear And then when you must come this way alone I,ll greet you with a smile and a Welcome Home. Love Ya Carol and Family