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Gossett, Preston


Preston Gossett

Services: Have been held.

Mr. Preston Gossett, 88, of Portales, died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center in Big Spring, Texas.

He was born Sept. 17, 1914, in Spanish Fort, Texas, to Ida and Charlie P. Gossett.

He moved to the Upton community west of Floyd in the mid-1930s. He married Ruth Russell on Sept. 2, 1937, in Elida. They farmed in Upton until 1962 when they moved to the west edge of Portales. Even after moving closer to town, he continued to ranch and run cattle until the mid-1990s. Family members said he enjoyed going fishing with friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Virgil and Roy Gossett; a sister, Bertha Odom; and his wife, Ruth Gossett.

He is survived by a son, Melburn “Bud” Gossett (and wife, Linda) of Lamesa, Texas; a daughter, Patsy Rains-Roberts (and husband, William “Dub”) of Kansas City, Mo.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Clifton Gossett, Travis Gossett and E.J. Gossett, all of Portales.

Scott P. Reeves will officiate the services.

Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jim Adams, Ty and Rains and Greg, Eric and Jason Gossett.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.


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