PRESTON, Walter Herman, 92, of Trinidad, Texas died Saturday, March, 5, 2022 in Gun Barrel City, Texas of natural causes.
He was born on August 30, 1929 in Waxahachie, Texas and was a resident of Trinidad for 30 years.
He is survived by son Greg Preston and his wife Diana of Argyle, Texas, daughter Linda Preston Bouma and husband Scott of Bentonville, Arkansas, son Brad Preston of Fort Worth, Texas, brother J.B. Preston of Trinidad, Texas; 6 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents Marcus Hulon Preston and Edna Lyon Preston and his wife of 72 years Ruie Wynne Preston.
Herman served in the U.S. Army for two years between 1952 and 1954, reaching the rank of Corporal, and served as a mechanic when he was stationed in Augsburg, Germany. He was a long time Master Mason with the Grand Lodge of Texas AF & AM, Concho Lodge in San Angelo, Texas.
Herman was a salesman for the R.T. French Company for over 25 years, and his territory was all over the state of Texas. He taught Sunday school at First Baptist Church in San Angelo, Texas for over 18 years and was the head usher at his church in Tool, Texas where he had been a member for 24 years. He was a handyman and loved working in his garage building or repairing projects around the home. He loved spending time with his family and friends.
Services are scheduled for 1:30pm, Thursday, March 10, 2021 at Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church in Tool, Texas. Officiating the service will be Pastor Kristin Rockwell. Internment for the family will follow at Hamilton Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas.
Pallbearers: Marcus Preston, Jason Harbin, Holden Prince, Chip Prude, Craig Hirschfelt, and Mike Lovelace. Honorary pallbearers: Bryan Jordan and Gary Miller.
Services are under the direction of Huckabee-Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff , Texas.
The family will receive friends and relatives at Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church in Tool, Texas from 12:30-1:30pm on Thursday, March 10, 2022.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church in Tool, Texas. Contact Us ' Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church (cclumc.com)