Carl Dean Preston
Carl Dean Preston

Graveside Services for Carl Dean Preston will be Monday November 9, 2020 at the Arapaho Cemetery and officiated by Pastor Don Lacy and Aldon Preston and under the direction of Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.

Carl Dean Preston was born on August 27, 1935 in Mazie, OK to Perry & Ethel (Bell) Preston. He later moved to Thomas, OK when he was 6 weeks old where he then graduated from Thomas High School in 1953. He worked in sweet potato fields & did farm labor. In 1957, he moved to Elk City, Ok & worked for Helly Creamery.

On May 5, 1957 he married Barbara Sue Woods. They moved back to Clinton where he worked for the company building Foss Dam. He later worked for Nash Finch, Chastain Oil, Clinton Glass, and Elk Supply. Carl was disabled in 1992 and retired.

He passed away in his home on November 4th with his wife by his side.

He was a member of the First Arapaho Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and taught Sunday School. He liked basketball and watching his kids and grandkids play sports. Carl served his community in every way he could, including being a Boy Scout leader, helping with the local 4-H program and was very active with the Arapaho Chamber of Commerce. He enjoyed square dancing and was a member of the Hub City Square where he met and made many wonderful friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, parents-in-law, four brothers, seven sisters and granddaughter, Corey Huber. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; one son, Clarence Preston (Janna) of Oklahoma City, and 2 daughters; Kim Huber (Fred) of Clinton and Carla Glidewell (Ronnie) of Yukon, OK. He is also survived by one grandson Nathan (Melody) Huber of Oklahoma City and two granddaughters , Vanessa Randle (Travis) of Clinton, and Lindsey Preston of Norman, OK; and five great grandchildren, Adrian, Bradley & Corey Randle and Asher and Summit Huber.

He is also survived by one sister, Raymond Mae Roesell and one sister-in-law Mary Preston and multiple nieces, nephews, and many other wonderful family members.

Donations can be made to Lugert Youth Camp, c./o Arlene Epp, Box 425, Sayre, OK 73662.

Family suggest all to wear masks.