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A Celebration of Preston Eugene Smith, Sr.’s Life, age 79, of Orange, Texas, will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Jasper, TX with a graveside service to follow at Ellis Family Cemetery, near Jasper.

Preston was a longtime Orange resident, he was born in San Augustine, TX and was a former resident of Livingston, TX. He retired as a pipefitter with the Orange Shipyards. He enjoyed feeding his chickens and his cat (Bella). A wise man, he said a lot, “I could have told you that.”

Preston is survived by a big family which includes his wife of 56 years, Tera Smith of Orange, TX; sons, Preston Smith, Jr. and wife Crystal of Deweyville, TX; Johnny Smith of Orange, TX and Jack Smith and wife Brenda of Shepherd, TX; daughters, Debbie Flores and husband Ollie, Jr. of Livingston, TX; London Die and husband Michael of Orange, TX and Donna Aguilar of Livingston, TX; sisters, Leola Flournoy of Pineland, TX; Martha Bailey of Newton, TX; Virginia Shell of Choudrant, LA and Mary Ellis of Harrisburg, TX; sixteen grandchildren, Rory Die; Cody LaBry; Alex Garrison; Tera Cerkiewicz; Kambree Smith; Brooklyn Smith; Parker Smith; Dereck Smith; Michael Smith; Preston C. Smith; Jack Smith, Jr.; Lakotah Flores; Tania Flores; Ollie Flores, III; Candace Minton; and Jimmy Guyton; and twelve great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to charity of your choice.

Services are under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Jasper.