Kendall Preas passed away on August 15, 2007, when he lost his battle with cancer. He was a firefighter for 22 years with Las Vegas Fire and Rescue. He was born November 19, 1946, in Fresno, California, and raised in Sanger, California. Ken graduated from Sanger High School and attended Fresno State University, graduating with an agricultural degree in ornamental horticulture. He moved to Las Vegas in 1970.
He was survived by his wife Natasha Preas; daughters Melissa Fleming, Allison Marie Ocampo and Kate Provolotsky; his brothers William A. Preas of Texas, and Rhine Fred Preas; sister Kathleen M. Enos both of Las Vegas; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.