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Wednesday, July 5, 2023
12:00 - 1:00pm (Central time)
Preston Shelton, age 71 of Gatesville, passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2023.
Memorial services are scheduled for 12:00 pm Wednesday, July 5, 2023, at First Baptist Church of Flat with Carlos Webb officiating.
Preston Wayne Shelton was born on December 26, 1951, to the late Allen and Nell Altum Shelton of Gatesville. He grew up and attended school in both Flat and Gatesville. In 1969, he enlisted in the United States Army and was stationed in Korea until 1971. He was a plumber by trade and also worked as a truck driver for a short period of time.
He enjoyed fishing and jeep riding. He was also a beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother.
Preston was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Betty Summers, and Connie Hodges; and great-grandson, Isaiah Cole Richards.
He is survived by his children, Chance Shelton and wife, Laci, Davinda Restivo and husband, Greg, Amanda Avery and husband, Brian, Terri Shelton and fiancé, Matt; sisters, Peggy Smith and husband, Michael, Bonnie Webb and husband, Walt; brothers, Ricky Shelton and wife, Pam, Eddie Shelton, and Billy Shelton; brother in laws, Eddie Summers, and Gary Hodges; grandchildren, Steven Cochrane, Tucker Bruton and wife, Jayme, Dylan Bruton and wife, Jill, Seth Richards, Jaylen Richards, Kooper Hughitt, Presley Shelton, Kyler Shelton, and Kason Shelton; great-grandchildren, Shawna Bruton, Keira Bruton, and Sophia Richards; and several nieces and nephews.