Preston Patton, 88

Preston Howard Patton, 88, of Brady, died Sunday, Feb. 17 in Brady. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 3 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Ray Ash officiating. Burial followed in Rest Haven Cemetery. Born Jan. 23, 1914, in San Saba County, he was the son of Zack and Susan (Meridith) Patton. He married Mildred Higginbotham on Feb. 18, 1971 in McCamey. He was a rancher, an avid hunter and fisherman and a member of the First Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mildred of Brady; two daughters, Sybil Gryder and husband, Melvin, of Comanche and Tina Roland and husband, Robert, of Snyder; four stepchildren, Carla Bratton and husband, Gene, of Brady, Bill Schooling and wife, Annette, of Dallas, Joe Kilkrist and wife, Ilene, of Houston and Linda Hester and husband Paul, of Florida; two brothers, Bryant Patton and wife, Valerie, of San Saba and Raymond Patton and wife, Wanda, of San Saba; five grandchildren, Doug, Rana, Jefri, Shannon and Sharmon; nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

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