Preston Leo Smith died December 18, 2019, with family by his side, at the age of 86.
Preston was born November 29, 1933, in Avant, OK to his parents, Vearl Walter Smith Sr. and Mary Pauline (Pool) Smith. He proudly served our country in the US Army.
Preston worked as an inspector on ammonia plant x-rays & had his own backhoe business. Preston married Lenora Jane Russell as his 1st marriage in Dec. 1956. They had two children together. Tammy Jane Smith & Vearl Walter Smith. They married twice, divorcing in 1975. He met the love of his life, Linda Ruth Randolph, and they were married February 14, 1975, in Van Buren AR. Preston had many hobbies, classic cars as of late. When he was younger he enjoyed water skiing & quail hunting with his father & brothers.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Vearl Smith Sr. and Pauline Smith; brother, Donald Smith; sister-in-law, Betty Johnson-Smith.
Preston leaves many loving memories to be cherished by his family; wife, Linda Smith; brother, Clyde Smith; daughter, Tammy Haase; son, Vearl Smith; daughter, Kim Smith; daughter, Shelly Shipley; grandchildren, Ivy Crussel, Lilly Cloud, Kirsten Haase-Chavez, Taylor Haase-Prater, Stone Haase, Stephanie Haase-Lunsford; Great grandchildren, Blakely Chavez, and Rutledge Prater, Remington Lunsford; as well as many other loving relatives and a host of friends. Preston will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
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