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James Robert Preston

Obituary for James Robert Preston

October 7, 1948 - June 19, 2020
Shavano Park, Texas | Age 71


James Robert Preston, Age 71, was born October 7, 1948 in Portland, Maine and passed peacefully June 19, 2020 at Methodist Hospital after an extended illness. He is survived by his wife, Christine (Oberle); his son, Neil (wife Megan). Also survived by his father-in-law, Darrell Oberle and numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Jim was raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico and graduated from Valley High School in 1967. He enlisted in the Navy in 1969 and served on the USS Dewey. Leaving the Navy in 1975, he settled in Dallas where he met and married Christine (Oberle) after just 8 weeks when he asked her to meet him in the Virgin Islands where he was scuba diving.

In 1983, Jim and Christine left the corporate world and began a business life together in Servpro. Their son, Neil was born in 1984.

In 1989, they moved to San Antonio and continued growing their business. Jim shaped the lives of many business associates as well as friends. He loved fishing, boating and traveling always with family and friends.

As Jim would always say, "It's a great day, but it's gonna get better".

A celebration of Jim's life will be Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at their home in San Antonio.

Cremation rights are recorded by Porter Loring Mortuary North.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project; or to the donor's choice.

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San Antonio, TX 78232
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