Jimmy Dale Preston, 68, of the Broadway Community passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.
Services have been scheduled for 3:30 pm Friday, November 13, 2020 in the Chapel at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Brad Miller and Rev. Mark Sanders officiating. Interment will follow in Lake Creek Cemetery. A time of visitation will take place on Thursday, November 12 from 6-7 pm at the funeral home.
Jimmy was the son of James Timothy and Johnnie Daniels Preston. He was born on June 26, 1952 in Paris, Texas. He attended Delmar High School. He served his country in the U.S. Army as an Armor Recon Specialist in the 58th Infantry, serving in Germany and Vietnam from 1969 to 1971. Jimmy was a dairyman in Lamar County for many years and later became a long-distance truck driver. He was a member of the Midway Christian Church. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Alta Sugg Preston; a daughter, Jennifer Gonzalez and husband Sergio of Forney and their children, Noah and Tea; Sergio Gonzalez II and wife Denise and children, Brody, Sloan, and Rory; Mercedes Collings and husband Joe and children Brystol, Journee, Cora, Laurel, and Annaliese; step-son, Justin Gray; brother, Jerry Preston and wife Cecilia; sister Pat Gilbert and husband Tommy; sister-in-law Betty Simpson and husband Cody; and an abundance of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Jimmy will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was witty, had an uncanny sense of humor and will be greatly missed. He loved his country as much as he loved his family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Wounded Warrior, Project at Support.WoundedWarriorProject.org. To leave messages for the family, visit BrightHollandFuneralHome.com