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Johnson's Funeral Home

435 West Beauregard, San Angelo, TX

OBITUARY

Charles Ray Preston

December 23, 1938December 1, 2019
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Charles Ray Preston, 80, of Clovis, New Mexico, passed away peacefully on December 1, 2019 in Lubbock Texas. He was born in Iraan, Texas to Leonard and Oma Preston on December 23, 1938 in a snow storm. Charles graduated from Reagan County High School in Big Lake,Texas in 1957. He entered the Army in November 1961 and was honorably discharged with a good conduct metal and expert in riffle M-14 In November 1963. He went to work for Tommy Steiner Rodeo Company in the early 60’s as a bull fighter/rodeo clown along side Tommy Owens. In 1966 he started his career in the oil and gas industry working for El Paso Natural Gas in Midkiff, Texas and was later transferred to Sonora, Texas in 1970 where he raised his famiy. He continued his career until his retirement from Maverick Stimulations Company, LLC in 2009. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Mertzon and Sonora, Texas and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He married Regina Stubblefield in November 1986 in San Angelo, Texas. He enjoyed a warm day on the golf course or in a boat fishing. He loved his family, friends, and Facebook. He looked forward to his early morning text messages with his son in law, John. Charles looked forward to spending time with his son, Tommy on his monthly trips to Granbury. He never let his daughter, Laura forget to wash his teeth and put eye drops in his eyes every night. He hardly ever missed Tuesday morning breakfast with his lady friends in Granbury. Charles wanted everyone to know that he lived a great life!

He is survived by his children: Laura Laurent and her husband John of Clovis New Mexico, Tommy Preston and his wife Kaysi of White Deer Texas. Grandchildren Lissandra Ramos, Meggan Gonzales and her husband Morgan, Paige Preston and her boyfriend Colton Bradley, Ashley Preston, Riggan Preston and his wife Alisyn, Kade Preston, and Kooper Preston. Great-Grandchildren Loggen Carter, Taylyn Carter, Makenna Gonzales, Maicen Gonzales, Preston Bradley, Brantley Preston, and Maddox Gonzales.

He was proceded in death by his parents and his wife Regina J Preston.

The family would like to thank Kris Grimland for always watching out for Charles and for being by his side.

Viewing will be Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 5 – 9 PM at Johnson’s Funeral Home at 435 West Beauregard Ave. San Angelo, Texas. Graveside services will be Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 10:30 AM at Johnson’s Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens at 4989 FM 1223 San Angelo, Texas Reception to follow at Johnson’s Funeral Home.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, December 4, 2019
  • Graveside Service Thursday, December 5, 2019

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Kooper Preston

December 5, 2019

When I went to his house when I was like 9 years old and we spent time with him.

Lissandra -

December 5, 2019

My favorite memory of my grandpa Preston was 12/1/2019 as he and I laid there holding hands and talking about the old days. He was such a great man and will truly be missed. Love you grandpa!!

Love, Lissandra

Logan -

December 5, 2019

When we came to the hospital and my papa put his thumbs and hit me and they started to laugh.

Joe Sanders

December 5, 2019

Memories of fishing on Amazon. Charlie slipped in back of the boat and rocked the boat enough to throw me off front into the water. Still love that man.

Lyle -

December 5, 2019

My favorite memory of Charlie... Two words: barbecue ribs!

Ashley L.

December 5, 2019

Always cooking breakfast with granny Jean when we came to visit.

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December 5, 2019

I don't have a favorite memory of Charlie because they were all good. He was the kind of person that made everyday better with his happy-go-lucky attitude and big smile. There will only be one Charlie, he could turn a bad day good.

Mike L.

December 5, 2019

The vacation we took with mom, dad, Rosemary & myself Lawler. We had one of the most exciting times of mom & dad. I will miss dad & mom; I loved them both - They were the best part of my life.

Bob S.

December 5, 2019

My fondest memory with Charlie: When I was calling on Charlie before I went to work with Maverick, we played together in a golf tournament in OK City. He had bought a new golf club; Charlie was not a golfer, BUT!! on a 180 yard hole he hit the green with the new club. He talked about that all round and for many times again and again.

Linda Nichols

December 4, 2019

Tommy, Kaysi, and boys, we are so sorry about Charles’ passing. We are never ready to say goodbye to those we love. We pray for peace and comfort for your family. Remember all the good times, and focus on them. Those memories can bring comfort. Love, Linda and family

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