Weldon Louis Preston

November 28, 1938February 22, 2021

Weldon Louis Preston, 82, went to be with the Lord on February 22, 2021 at Covenant Hospital, surrounded by his wife and family, following a short illness.

Weldon was born on November 28, 1938 in Welch, TX to King and Cliff (Linn) Preston. A 1957 graduate of Frenship High School, he served in the U.S. Navy and attended Texas Tech University.

Weldon married the love his life, Pat (Hoopes) Preston on March 4, 1960 at Overton Methodist Church in Lubbock. They lived in Lubbock, where he owned a gas station, and Hale Center before making their permanent home in Wolfforth. He farmed for many years and had a distinguished career in farm equipment sales. He retired on January 30, 2009 from Warren Cat. He was also an auctioneer.

Weldon was a Christian and a faithful member of Wolfforth United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Lion’s Club, Frenship School Board, Wolfforth Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture, Young Farmers, and was a founding member of Wolfforth Caregivers. He was a great storyteller and made everyone he met feel welcome and happy. Those who knew him experienced him as a great man who was honest, loyal, kind, fair, and loving.

Weldon is survived by his wife Pat; sons James of Buffalo Grove IL, and Lee (Shea) of Fischer TX; daughter, Branda (Jake) Pavlas of Eddy TX; grandchildren: Madeleine, Jakey, Braylin, Jadyn, Ashley (Matthew), Ashlee (Shane), and Chris; great-grandchildren: Faith, Ezra, Asher, Aidan, Isabella and Nico; as well as many cousins, in-laws, nephews, and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Kenneth and Donald; sister, Mary Watson; and many other family members.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be sent to: Wolfforth United Methodist Church, the American Diabetes Association, or Wolfforth Caregivers (P.O. Box 114, Wolfforth, TX 79382).

There will be a private burial service for immediate family.


  • Pat Preston (Pat Preston), Wife
  • James Preston, Son
  • Lee Preston, Son
  • Shea Preston, Daughter-in-law
  • Branda Pavlas, Daughter
  • Jake Pavlas, Son-in-law
  • Grandchildren: Madeleine,Jakey, Braylin, Jadyn, Ashley (Matthew), Ashlee (Shane), and Chris
    Great-Grandchildren: Faith, Ezra, Asher, Aidan, Isabella, and Nico; as well as many cousins, in-laws, nephews, and nieces.

  • Jakey Pavlas
  • Braylin Pavlas
  • Jadyn Pavlas
  • Madeleine Preston
  • Ashley Johnson
  • Matthew Johnson


8 May

Memorial Celebration Service

11:00 am

Wolfforth United Methodist Church

1010 Donald Preston Drive
Wolfforth, Texas 79382


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Carla Cleveland

March 1, 2021

I was very sad to hear about the passing of Mr. Preston. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I will always remember him for his kindness. I was very blessed to have known him. May God surround you and your family with peace and comfort during this time.
Carla C.
Lubbock Cardiology Clinic

Mark McMillan

February 25, 2021

Praying for you and your family. Weldon was such a wonderful man. Many fond memories are flooding my heart as I write this. We shall see him in a little while.
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God." - II Corinthians 1:3, 4

Keith Hitt

February 25, 2021


My heart and prayer are for you, James, Lee and Branda. I have so many fond memories of Weldon and the great impact he had on everyone around him. I was blessed to have many great role models growing up and Weldon was one of those. May God watch over you and provide peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Keith and Carol Hitt

Floyd and Frances Easter

February 24, 2021

Floyd and I are so sorry to hear of Weldon's passing. We have many fond memories of our times together. Pat, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.