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Preston Lee Warren

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Preston Lee Warren, of Ratcliff, passed away at home on Saturday, March 3, 2018. Preston enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing and most of all enjoyed people. He always liked to have the party at his house and had friends in many states. Thanks to Uncle Sam’s tour in the Army, he was stationed in Louisiana, Georgia, Butzbach, Germany and Vietnam. After his service in the Army, he joined the team at Sugar Land Telephone Company and went to training schools where he met two of his best long distance friends in Chicago, Illinois who were from Kentucky. Preston was given the opportunity to move to Arkansas for eight years while working for Alltel Telephone Company where he made special friends who have remained extra special to him.  Due to health problems, he took disability retirement from Alltel Telephone Company in 2002.

Preston is survived by wife, Helen Conner Warren, who blessed him with over 50 years of marriage; daughter, Angelia Finley and husband, Anthony of Missouri City; grandchildren, Taylor Warren, Ryan Finley, Dylan Finley, ; great-grandsons, Bennett and Max; brothers, Jack Powell, David Warren, Charlie Warren and wife, Laurie, Michael Warren and wife, Tammy; sisters, Cathy Martin and husband, Tito, Mary Baker and husband, Dennis, Cindy Tatsch and husband Richard, Kay Vogler and husband, Brian; mother, Jessie Estell and husband, Winford; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by son, William Reece Warren; father, William Press Warren; mother, Alberta Warren Powell Gonzales.

Visitation will be held March 10, 2018, Saturday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at family residence.   Preston’s pallbearers will be   Jackie L. Powell, III, Billy McKee, Danny Hawkins, Adam Hawkins, Carl Trojcak, Michael McGuire and hononary pallbearers will be Jimmy McKinney and Michael McKinney.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Conner Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 148, Ratliff, TX 75858.


  1. Helen, I’m so sorry to hear this. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you the strength you need.

  2. Worked with Preston in the Alltel days….a good man. I thank you for sharing him. My thoughts & prayers to all.

  3. May God comfort and bless you with the strength to endure the difficult days ahead.
    My Deepest Sympathy to the Warren family.

    Joe Campbell
    Geneva Walling Eaton

  4. Helen, I am so sorry for your loss of Preston. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Preston was my friend for a long time… sorry I didn’t stay in touch… I know he will be missed by many…

  6. Helen I am so sorry that Preston has left us . We Warren cousins always had a special bond. I am praying for you and Angela and the entire family.

  7. Sending heartfelt condolences to Mr. Warren’s family. I met him several years ago when he worked at ALLTEL in Little Rock. He was always such a gentleman and went out of his way to assist in anyway he could. Thoughts and prayers during this sad time for his family.

  8. Helen, our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.
    May God bless you.

    John & Vivian Lawson

  9. Helen,
    You may or may not remember me, but I was a contractor for ALLTEL and Preston was one of the Switch Engineers that was my “boss” (I had many…:) for projects in MO and TX. I once had the opportunity to visit ya’ll for a big party where you had the place by the lake. Just had a heck of a blast and I really thought the world of Preston and yourself.
    One of my favorite memories regarding Preston was when I was working on a telephone office for him in Mexia TX and he came out to visit me and the project. Well, it was warm and he showed up in a pair of shorts and casual shirt and there I was in my work shorts and work shirt. He said as he was leaving the house you challenged him as to why he was wearing shorts…his comment back to you…I’m going to see John Westbrook !! (it was well known that when I worked on their sites in warm weather shorts were the order of the day and he paid me the ultimate compliment by matching my attire…!!!)
    Preston was such a great customer and had a great big ole heart beneath that gruff exterior he sometimes presented and we got just fabulously . In business he expected you to stand by your word and he did the same and that is one of the reasons we hit it off so well. He became a valued friend as well as a client and I had the upmost respect for him
    From time to time I kept up with ya’ll through Don Hull, one of his fellow ALLTEL engineers, so even though time and distance separated us, I never really lost sight of you truly great folks..!!
    My deepest sympathies to you Helen and for the entire family for having to say goodbye to such a fine man, but I believe that our separation form those we love and knew in this life will soon be overcome by a joyous reunion that follows we cross over that river…
    With Warmest Regards,

  10. I am so sorry for your loss. Lots of memories of both of you.

  11. Helen, I am so sorry for your loss. Preston was a truly good man and will be missed.

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