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Gerald W. Preston

Gerald W. Preston, 74 of Stratford, passed away on Monday, April 20, 2015. A Private Graveside will be held. Memorial Services are scheduled for 10 o’clock in the morning on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at First Christian Church with Rev. Steve Ulrey, officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors of Stratford.

Gerald was born on January 2, 1941, in Dalhart, TX to Granvil and Hazel (Newburn) Preston. He was a lifelong resident of Stratford. Gerald was united in marriage to Jessie Mae Davis on June 5, 1958, in Stratford. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents and son: Christopher W. Preston.

Gerald is survived by his wife Jessie, of the home; daughter: Suzanne Ashley and husband John of Stratford; grandchildren: Heather Sewell of Denton, Jason Ashley and wife Ashley of Amarillo; great-grandchildren: Trae and Ty Sewell; sisters: Wanda Hamrick, Ethel Maxwell, and Reba Hyer.

The family suggests memorial be to a favorite charity.