Funeral services for Preston Lee Scheibler, 21, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Lawrence Free Methodist Church, with the Rev. Nate Rovenstine officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Preston died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, in rural Douglas County, from injuries sustained in an ATV accident.
He was born Nov. 16, 1989, in Salina, the son of Ty B. and Mistie J. Copas Scheibler. He was a 2008 graduate of Lawrence High School, and later attended Highland Community College on a baseball scholarship. He also attended Johnson County Community College.
Preston was employed by Assist, LLC as an attendant care provider, and recently cared for Jared Axman. He enjoyed volunteering for the Community Transition Program which assists those with special needs. He attended Lawrence Wesleyan Church, and excelled at baseball, basketball, golf, video games, and loving life.
Survivors include his father, Ty Scheibler and wife Amy, Lawrence; his mother, Mistie Copas-Thomas and husband Steve, Lawrence; his sister, Alexis Scheibler, Lawrence; his maternal grandparents, Bill and LaVonne Copas, Bennington, Kan., his paternal grandmother, Barbara Scheibler, Bennington; his step-maternal grandparents, Steve and Sherry Thomas, Topeka; and step-paternal grandparents, Tom and Carol Cole, Shell Knob, Mo., and Judy and W.L. Alexander, Lawrence
Friends may call from 9.a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where the family will receive them from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Preston Scheibler Scholarship Fund at Lawrence High School, in care of the funeral home, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS, 66044.