Billy Earl Preble, 2:00 PM, Saturday, August 5, 2017




Billy Earl Preble Sr.


12/3/1948 to 7/23/2017


Billy Earl Preble Sr. was born December 3rd 1948 in Oklahoma City, OK and passed away suddenly on July 23rd 2017 at the age of 68. He was married to Pamela Jane Preble (Luman) on June 5th 1971 and was gifted with 46 years with the love of his life. They were blessed with 2 children, Billy Jr. and Heather and 6 grandchildren.
He proudly served his country in the United States Army and was a decorated Vietnam Veteran. He retired from Tinker Air Force base with 35 years working with E3’s. Being retired he loved spending his time at the lake house with family, fishing, bird watching and telling stories. He also enjoyed his wood working projects, wood carving and passing that passion onto his grandkids. Bill was an active member of the Oklahoma City Wood Carvers and enjoyed the wood carving show they put together every year.


He was preceded in death by his parents Vernon and Earline Preble and younger brother Rickey Preble. He is survived by his wife Pamela Jane Preble, son Billy Earl Preble Jr, daughter in law Misty, 4 granddaughters: Shae Bradley, Lillian Faith, Adison Kay and Paizley Jane; daughter Heather Leann Preble, partner Charlie Laws: grandsons Levi Dalton Preble and Dakota Lee Preble. His brothers James, wife Carolyn, Patrick wife Shelia, Dennis, wife Paulette and sister in law Rita Preble. He was also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and loved them all.


Bill loved his wife and family with his big heart, always was willing to listen, counsel or help when a problem arose. He was proud of his children and loved watching his grandchildren grow, cheering them on with their activities and loved just being around them. His legacy will never fade with his family and will grow within them all to share his memory of the great man who was gone too soon.


Come join his family and friends in celebrating his life on Saturday August 5th at 2pm at the House of Prayer located at 3930 SE 27th St. Del City, OK 73115.


In lieu of flowers please donate to the National Military Family Association in his honor.


*Cards can be sent to 837 Wilkinson Ct Moore, OK 73160*



Chuck & Sandra Best commented on 26-Jul-2017 10:46 AM
So sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort during this hard time.
Nancy Holmes commented on 27-Jul-2017 12:47 PM
My Family and I want you to know how sorry we are for the loss of Bill. We loved him like family, no one can tell you how to get through this time of sadness, You have to do it at your pace. He will never be forgotten, and we will all meet again one day!!! Thoughts and Prayers are with you all. We Love you so much !
Lois Johnson commented on 27-Jul-2017 12:55 PM
With my Deepest Sympathy and thoughts to let you know you are in my prayers, Dear Friend. There is no words that can make the pain and hurt go away, but maybe the love from your friends and family will help ease the pain. Love to you Pam and your Family.
Kathy & Richard Mershon commented on 27-Jul-2017 09:29 PM
Our sincerest condolences for the entire family and those precious granddaughters, our great nieces. As Misty's aunt out in CA, I know of this man and his love of family and spending time with his grandkids. And I can see where Billy Jr. got his grit. After reading his obituary, it is clearly evident this man left a legacy. Isn't that what we all hope to do. Rest in peace. Your work on earth is done. And thank you for serving our country.
Gerry Dan Luman commented on 29-Jul-2017 08:17 PM
I am so sorry for your loss of your husband,dad ,granddad, he will be greatly missed but never forgotten he lives on threw you your children and grandchildren may God comfort you in these times
John and Delona Elsberry commented on 02-Aug-2017 01:17 PM
Our hearts are very sad and sorrowful for your loss. Bill was a good friend and neighbor for 37 years; he will be greatly missed. John will especially miss their front yard visits. Pam, Billy, Heather our daily thoughts and prayers are with all of you and your family.
Tanya Preble commented on 02-Nov-2017 08:58 AM
Sending my love and condolences. Bill was such an amazing man. He always had wise words for every situation. He was a big part of my life when I was younger, and will always keep him in my heart. Sending you my love, Pam and Heather.


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