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Dec 18, 1939 - July 18, 2014 EDMOND Preston Brown was born to J.S. and Maurine Brown on December 18, 1939, in Monterey, Tennessee. After graduating Monterey High School in 1957, he joined the United States Air Force. He was Honorably Discharged in 1964. In the 90s, he began his career in heavy equipment sales with Midwestestern Equipment Company and continued in sales with a move to Kirby-Smith Machinery in 2000. His love for OU Sooner football was second to none. As a season ticket holder for many years, he rarely missed a home game or the OU Texas rivalry. He was a wonderful dad and granddad, who took great pride in all of his children's and grandchildren's achievements. Preston may have been gruff on the outside, but he had a kind heart and was a very generous man. He loved God, his wife, children and his friends. He was a member of Quail Springs Baptist Church. He is survived by many beloved family members: wife, Shelia, of Edmond; son, Jim Brown and wife Crystal and children, Jasmine and Cale, of Fayetteville, NC; daughter, Jill Brown Ray and husband David, of Edmond, and their children, Savannah, Mckennah, and Rob; son, Scott Bernard and wife Angi, of Tuttle, and their son, Brady; and son, Chad Bernard and wife Denise, of Edmond, and their children, Regan and Rylee. He is also survived by his two sisters, Sue Stewart, of Knoxville, TN; and Pat Bowman, of Monterey, TN; sister-in-law, Midge Brown, of Oak Ridge, TN; and many nieces and nephews. Preston was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Sewell Brown. Preston fought hard the last few months of his life. He knew his redeemer and Jesus, who paid the ransom on The Cross for him. We will see him again! Services will be held at Quail Springs Baptist Church on Tuesday, July 22 at 2 p.m. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 23 at the Eldorado Cemetery in Jackson County, Oklahoma. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Quail Springs Baptist Church Benevolence Fund, 14613 N May Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73134.

Published in The Oklahoman on July 21, 2014
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