PRESTON SMITH

OCTOBER 15, 1928 - JULY 31, 2008

    LEACH -  Preston “Buck” Smith, 79 year-old resident of Leach, Oklahoma, died July 31, 2008 at home. Born October 15, 1928 in Leach, Oklahoma, he was the son of Lester Lee Smith and Mabel Shaw Smith. Buck worked as a farmer and 28 years at Lee C. Moore as a crane operator. He was president of the Leach School Board for 32 years and member of the First Baptist Church in Leach, Oklahoma. Buck was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Smith and his parents.

     Survivors include two sons, Norman Smith and wife Linda of Leach, Preston Nelson Smith and wife Denise of Leach; three daughters, Jennifer Kirk and husband Darrell of Leach, Kim Mattox and husband Bob of Owasso, Oklahoma, Jeanna New and Junior of Twin Oaks, Oklahoma; one brother, Jim Allison of Springfield, Missouri; one sister, Lavina Rice of Salina, Oklahoma; twelve grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Pallbearers for the services will be Myron Kirk, Nathan Kirk, Nick Smith, Dustin New, John Mattox and Cheyenne Nichols. Honorary pallbearers will be his great grandchildren.

     Funeral services were 10:00 am, Monday, August 4, 2008 at the First Baptist Church, Leach, Oklahoma with Pastor Elvin Still officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Cemetery, Leach, Oklahoma. Visitation was 2:00 to 4:00 pm, Sunday, August 3, 2008 at Wasson Funeral Home, Siloam Springs, Arkansas.