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Forrest H. Preston

Forrest H. Preston, 65, went to be with the Lord December 20, 2018, while at his home in Tool, TX.
Forrest was born October 3, 1953 to Cody and Neva Dell (Hunter) Preston in Waxahachie, TX
Forrest was an electrician by trade and was proud of being on the crews that "Turned on the Lights", at Tool Elementary, Kemp High School and several Tyler schools.
Forrest liked to tease and tell jokes with his family and friends.  His passion was fishing on Cedar Creek Lake.  That was his sanctuary.  On February 6, 2006, Forrest and his pal, Eulis Tarno checked a box on their bucket lists when they caught a lake record appaloosa catfish (83.8 pounds) on a trout line.  
He is preceded in death by his parents, brother William (Bill) Cody Preston, Sr., brother in law Jack Wilson, nephew William (Cody) Preston, Jr. and granddaughter Miley Beleele. 
Forrest leaves behind his wife Marcy.  Sons Heath Preston and wife Bridget of Alpharetta, GA, Ryan Preston and wife Windy of Mabank, Curtis Preston and wife Natalie of Blanco, Son in law Gary (Gil) Beleele, Jr. and wife Amanda of the Woodlands, Daughters in law Angie Kiihni and husband Shane of Shreveport, LA and Miranda Weisinger and husband Timmy of Athens, TX, Sister in law Benlee Preston of Kaufman, TX, Sisters Charlotte Mitchell of Emory, TX and Bobbie Cross and husband David of Pennsville, NJ, Mother in law Jean Wilson of Coalgate of OK, Brother in law Will Wilson and wife Jahree of Coalgate OK, Sister in law Kay Boyd and husband Wayne of Houston, nieces April Preston-Barnes and husband Jacob of North Richland Hills and Jaclyn Preston of Kaufman, TX.  Granddaughters:  Katie Preston, Rylie Preston, Fynlie Preston, Sawyer Preston, Maelee Weisinger and Maevis Weisinger.  Grandsons:  Gary Ray Beleele, III, Maddox Beleele, Austin Kiihnl, Aiden Kiihnl and Trent Weisinger.
Forrest's Celebration of Life will be 2:00pm, Sunday, February 10, 2019, at the Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church, Tool, TX.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      io                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Memorial Service

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Sunday, February 10, 2019
Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church
100 Old Indian Trail
Tool, Texas, United States

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I met Forrest in 1992 and we became friends. He was larger than life to me because I had never met a country boy before. He taught me how to shoot a shotgun and how to fish. I enjoyed spending time with his sons Ryan and Curtis. They were the cutest kids. He has always had a special place in my heart and I will miss him. My condolences to the Preston Family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Deborah Wyatt May 15 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Forrest Preston

Deborah Wyatt May 15 2019 12:00 AM

I knew Forrest and his brother William at the Texas Baptist Home for Children as kids. Very sorry to hear of his passing and condolences to his family.

Bobbi Renfro Church Jan 25 2019 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. My sincere condolences. May you think of the many beautiful memories that you shared and cherish those precious moments during this difficult time. May the God of comfort continue to be with the family and may his promise at Rev 21:3-4 "the former things will have passed away" sustain you today and the days ahead. (John 5:28-29)

SMouton Dec 27 2018 12:00 AM

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