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Preston Keith Meares

May 5, 1958 — September 2, 2023

Newport

Preston Keith Meares, 65, of Newport, North Carolina, passed away on September 2, 2023.

A funeral service to honor Preston’s life will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, September 8th at Life Point Church in Morehead City, officiated by Pastor Ray Conner. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral. Preston will be laid to rest privately at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Newport.

Born on May 5, 1958, Preston was the son of Chester and Jewell Meares.

Preston's memory will forever be cherished by his mother, Jewell K. Meares of Newport; companion, Irma “Jane” Beddow Taylor and her children, whom he treasured, Charles W. Taylor and Tracy D. Taylor, all of Newport; sister, Emily McLaurin and husband Tim of Morehead City; step-daughter, Tonya Carter and husband Jeffrey of Hillsborough; step-grandchildren, Kenneth Thompson Jr., Chris Thompson, and Blaise Thompson;  nieces, Brianna Swann and husband Kevin, and April McLaurin, all of Durham; nephew, Logan McLaurin of Raleigh; and great nephew, Radford Swann.

Preston was preceded in death by his father, Chester M. Meares Jr. and his wife, Margaret A. Meares.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Building Fund at Life Point Church, P.O. Box 2080, Newport, NC 28570.

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at www.mundenfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory in Morehead City, NC.

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Visitation

Friday, September 8, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Friday, September 8, 2023

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Interment Following Funeral Service

Cedar Grove Cemetery, Newport

Church Street, Newport, NC 28570

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