Preston Russell Wellinghoff, age 43, died August 6, 2017, at Pratt Regional Medical Center in Pratt, Kansas. He was born July 4, 1974, in Hugoton, Kansas, the son of Curtis and Zanna (Hamblin) Wellinghoff.
Preston grew up in Hugoton and graduated from Hugoton High School in 1993. He then attended vo-tech school and obtained his heating and air conditioning certification. Preston worked for Seaboard as a truck driver and dispatcher. He then moved to Arizona, and obtained his C.N.A. certification and worked for Banner Health for eight years. He enjoyed this job and was respected and loved by his peers. Preston loved fishing, singing, and spending time with his pets Bailey and Brittney. He had a kindred heart and was loved by all. He never knew a stranger and enjoyed visiting everyone that crossed his path. He kept in touch with family and friends via facebook. Preston ended every conversation with “I Love You, Bro.”.
He is survived by his parents, Curtis and Zanna Wellinghoff of Pratt, Kansas; grandmother, Marjorie Hamblin of Hooker, Oklahoma; grandparents, Billy Joe Davison and wife Lovica of Dallas, Texas; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins; and many friends.
Preston was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Russell Hamblin and John Henry Wellinghoff.