Jesse Preston, 81, of Lumberton, formerly of Groves, died Thursday, Sept. 17. He was born Dec. 23, 1933, in Fouke, Ar., to Dorothy Nall and John Preston.

Jesse was a United States Army veteran. He worked for Sun Oil in the petroleum building before retiring as a sales representative from All Phase Electric. Jesse was a member of Cowboy Harley Club and a lifetime member of the National Harley Society.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Preston of Lumberton; sisters-in-law, Elaine Griner and her husband, Gordon, of Roganville and Carolyn Sutton and her husband, John, of Warren; brother-in-law, Milton Pansano and his wife, Karen, of Bridge City and many nieces, nephews, and cousins in Arkansas.

Services for Mr. Preston are pending and under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland.