Preston James Peltier, Sr., 93, passed away Aug. 14, in Colorado Springs, Co. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, Aug. 21, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City. Officiating will be Father Steve Leger. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.
Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 pm, with a Rosary at 7:00 pm, Thursday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.
Born in Segura, La, Feb. 17, 1922, he was the oldest son of Walter Adam Peltier, and Irma Segura Peltier. Preston graduated from New Iberia High School. He was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. He taught boxing in Bridge City and was a Golden Gloves boxer. Preston retired from Insulators Local 112 in Lake Charles after 36 years. He loved cooking, and watching the Dallas Cowboys and soap operas.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Peltier; parents; brothers, Leroy Peltier, Raymond Peltier and C.J. Peltier and his Godmother, Amy “TeTante” Thibodeaux.
He is survived by his children, Preston James Peltier, Jr and wife, Frona, of Colorado Springs, Irma Hannegan and husband, Len, of Natchitoches, La, Wayne Peltier and wife, Rhonda, of Colorado Springs, Wanda Billups and husband, Tab, of Texas City and Carl Peltier and wife, Ginny, of Kyle; grandchildren, Zachary Peltier, Hayden Peltier and wife, Kate, Jason Hannegan and wife, Eva, Jessica Adams and husband, Charles, Wayne Peltier, Jr., Craig Peltier and wife, Jen, Joshua Peltier, Tabitha Lewton and husband, Lance, Eric Billups and wife, Serina, Jennifer Cunningham and husband, Raymond, Jared Sleeman and wife, Samantha, and Jeremy Sleeman and wife, Candice; 16 great-grandchildren and sister-in-law, Shirley Peltier, of Port Neches.
Serving as pallbearers will be Wayne Peltier, Jr., Craig Peltier, Hayden Peltier, Jason Hannegan, Jared Sleeman, Jeremy Sleeman, Eric Billups, Charles Adams and Lance Lewton. Honorary pallbearers are Zachary Peltier and Josh Peltier.