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May 17, 2013
Slim a gambler's nerve and a gentleman's heart.
October 21, 2012
Slim, I know God will give your family the strength to get through these hard times.Hope to see you again up there someday .
May 11, 2012
Please accept my condolences. I will never forget Slim in the late 1940's. A couple of my friends and I stopped by the basement in the old Barfield Building at Sixth and Polk in Amarillo occasionally to watch Slim play nine ball and snooker on our way home from Amarillo High School. He was an icon to us. We were thrilled at some of his sayings, such as "If I tell you a goose can pull a plow, hook him up boys", after running the table. Another one I recall was "That's good enough for the girls I run around with", after an unbelievable shot.Then I followed him via television tournaments over the years. He apparently had a million friends and admirers. A true icon.
May 05, 2012
May 05, 2012
Please accept 'our deepest condolences. May the GOD of all Comfort give your family the needed strength to endure the days to come. ( ATL. GA.)
May 04, 2012
He always knew when to hold 'em, and when to fold 'em. God Bless "Amarillo Slim" and his family.
May 04, 2012
Deal 'Em Slim!...You Win!
May 03, 2012
God rest you, Amarillo Slim.
May 03, 2012
Dear Slim,
I'll always remember our last game, all in Big Slick Clubs against Big Slick Diamonds... You'll always be dear to my heart, gone but never forgotten!
May 03, 2012
My PRAYERS go out to his family love watching him play porker
May 02, 2012
LOOKS LIKE WERE HEADS UP ST PETER ,YOU CAN DEAL...RIP SLIM ...BUMPERENO
May 02, 2012
With deepest condolences to the Preston Jr. family during your time of grief...Psalm 46:1...God is for us a refuge and strength, A help that is readily to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.
May 02, 2012
Odds are there will be a full house when Slim folds his last hand and throws in his chips, to ante up to the big poker table in the sky.
May 02, 2012
I'm so sorry about Slim. Remember what a great run we had with him. I'll always remember him and his family.
Doyle Brunson
May 02, 2012
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
May 02, 2012
tipping my hat to the greatest poker player ever RIP slim
May 02, 2012
May the God of all comfort be with your family.

Sincerely,
May 02, 2012
the reason i play poker is because of slim rip my friend.
May 02, 2012
May the love of friends and family carry you through.
May 02, 2012
Sorry for your lost
May 01, 2012
I had the priviledge to play poker with him twice. Regardless of what some people said or thought, he was a true gentleman, and my poker hero (He was and is the ONLY person, that, I was STILL happy to be sitting next to, even after he got my chips!). He is responsible for bringing poker out of the shady backrooms to the glittering cardrooms of today. Anyone who hasn't bought and read his books, is REALLY missing out on stories that will make you laugh, think, and, realize what an incredible life he lived. Thank You Amarillo Slim for bringing respect to the game we love so much, helping people realize that poker is not "gambling", and for going on the "Tonight Show" and other media to promote the game the way you did! We will continue your fight to get poker legalized in Texas! Our family's prayers and condolences go to the entire Preston family.
May 01, 2012
Very Sorry to hear about "Slim" passing. I first met Slim in 1976 at the Stardust Casino where they were promoting Texas Holdem as a Casino game. I stood and talked with him for several minutes. He asked me for a cigarette and we stood and talked for a few more minutes. As he walked away, he said, "Son, nice to meet ya. Remember always try to make something out of everyone you meet. He said he enjoyed the cigarette. It was a privilege to supply the smoke.

Don Hardie
Spruce Pine, NC
May 01, 2012
rip
May 01, 2012
I had the priviledge to live next door to Slim & Helen for 23 years. It was always so interesting to visit with both of them. They were great neighbors and we shared many comical events, Once my female black lab (Daisy) got into Slim's backyard and his black lab and Daisy jumped into their pool with the colver still on and both dogs were tangled up in the cover. Slim and I thought they would both drown but we managed to finally get them both out!
My prayers are with the entire Preston family.
Jimmy Clifton
May 01, 2012
preston family, so sorry for your loss. slim was a most interesting, lively, engaging & entertaining person, definately a character!! i've known him since the early 80's and always enjoyed his company. he was always a gentleman in the poker rooms and always had a smile and a story for everyone. we'll miss ya ole hairy legs!! the poker game in heaven will welcome their old buddy. it was an honor to have been his pal. with heartfelt sorrow, kathy hudson
May 01, 2012
May 01, 2012
My wife and I had the pleasure of meeting Slim last year in Amarillo . We were eating at a BBQ place by Our hotel . He was eating alone and We recognized Him . We asked a local Who confirmed it . We waited till He was finished and My wife asked Him for an autograph . We talked about poker and He was just so engaging in conversation .I will lways remember Him with fondness . Andy Dalessandro Sahuarita,AZ
May 01, 2012
An American gaming legend RIP
May 01, 2012
Slim is all-in...R.I.P.
May 01, 2012
I love watching him play poker. Prays go out to the family. He will be miss. God bless
May 01, 2012
Enjoyed Slim and his stories many of which were true.

Perry Green
May 01, 2012
May God comfort and provide you with peace during your time of lost. God is your strength and refuge, look to him for your source of strength.
May 01, 2012
i will miss him i watch him playing poker. on tv
May 01, 2012
my prayers are with u and your family.
May 01, 2012
To the family of Mr. Preston. My heartfelt condolences at this very difficult time in your lives. Words can't express the sadness, hurt that you're feeling but may our Heavenly Father give you peace and comfort. Very encouraging are the words found at Psalm 147:3- He is healing the broken hearted one's.
May 01, 2012
To the the family of Amarillo Slim - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that he will be missed by many.
May 01, 2012
RIP Mr. Preston
May 01, 2012
RIP Mr. Preston.
May 01, 2012
RIP Mr. Preston.
May 01, 2012
May you always make the 9 ball on the break and get dealt only royal flushes.
April 30, 2012
May you finally find the peace that life refused you in the later years. I pray Heaven welcomes you with open arms, Slim. May the Lord watch over those you have left on this earthly plane. You will be missed by those whose lives you touched in the most basic of ways.
April 30, 2012
I played with Slim in Baton Rouge years ago and really enjoyed his company.
He was a class act in every sense of the word.
RIP
April 30, 2012
SLIM,
YOU WERE ALWAYS A CLASS ACT ON AND OFF OF THE POKER TABLE. I PRAY YOU GET A LOT OF ACTION IN HEAVEN AND MONSTER HANDS.
GOD BLESS YOU MY FRIEND.
April 30, 2012
R.I.P. We all Loved to watch you play cards, show everyone in heaven how its done..... God Bless you and your family now and always..... So sorry for your loss..... To The Preston Family.....I know he is an Angel looking down on you all....
April 30, 2012
Bunky I am sorry to hear about your dad as you know I lost my dad while we were sophomores at Tascosa I really enjoyed staying over with you and Johnny Smith and the gang and briefly knowing your dad. We had good times and still tell the stories of your dad turning off the sound on the tv and making up the most hilarious stories. I wish you and your family well. Cary Cooper Austin, Texas. carydcooper@yahoo.com
April 30, 2012
Please accept my deep sympathies. May the God of tender mercies be with you. Romans 15:33
April 30, 2012
My condolences to the family.
April 30, 2012
rip
April 30, 2012
Loved watching him on t.v.playing
Poker.
He was such a pleasent person i know
A LOT OF HIS POKER PLAYERS WILL MISS HIM.
God Bless His Family.
Sincerely
Evelyn Oliphant.
April 30, 2012
He will be missed.
Judy Ellis
April 30, 2012
83, not a bad run for a gambler. Rest in peace. Life is not about how good a hand you are dealt, but how good you play the hand.
April 30, 2012
Our condolences to Mr. Preston's family. May our Heavenly Father, the God of comfort and tender mercies be with you. WIth deep sympathy,
April 30, 2012
May he rest in peace..............I always enjoyed watching him play cards......what a talent.
April 30, 2012
with all the cards on the table heaven called prayers for the family and now poker in heaven just got a lot tougher asp says deal-em
April 30, 2012
I always enjoyed hearing the stories and the study that went into increasing the odds of a good hustle. Whether it be a barefoot race or pingpong game with trash can lids substituting for paddles. Man had to be smart to make people take his bets.
April 30, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Mr. Preston. I enjoyed watching him over the years. A real poker player!!!
April 30, 2012
Our Condolences to the family.
He was a great pleasure to watch in what was obviously his element.
May He Rest in Peace.
April 30, 2012
John wilson , columbus ohio
April 30, 2012
Family and Friends of Mr. Preston Jr.,
"May God bless you and keep you.
May his face shine toward you, and assign peace to you."(Numbers 6:24,25)
You are in our prayers.
April 30, 2012
My deepest condolences. He sure was a joy to watch in Poker games on TV. He had a great sense of style and humor.
April 30, 2012
My condolences to the Preston family during your time of sorrow.-Ps.90:10
April 30, 2012
OUR CONDOLENCES
TO HIS FAMILY
"AMARILLO SLIM"
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AS WITH A FRIENDLY
PAST TIME SPORT
KNOWN AS
A GREAT GAME
OF CARDS&CHIPS
UPON A FULL HOUSE
TALENT WITH A
SMART MINDED
TEXAS HOLD'EM
RIP
THOMAS AUSTIN
PRESTON JR.
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April 30, 2012
he was one of the best.he will be missed
April 30, 2012
I am so very sorry for your loss. "Slim" was a wonderful man..I worked w/ him on the movie "California Split" in Reno (w/ George Segal and Elliott Gould). He was a kind and considerate man. May God comfort your heart.
April 30, 2012
I hope you enjoy playing in heaven with the best player ever.
April 30, 2012
he was always a gentleman around woman at the table................
April 30, 2012
sir: i am so sorry for the lost of your father -i am a colen cancer surviver,and the lord well be with him fron now on,and he be with you threw this the best for you -earnest c jones lot's love
April 30, 2012
Loved to see Mr. Preton gamble against the younger ones ,He will be missed a lot.R I P Bunky
April 30, 2012
R.I.P. Mr. Preston. Bunky Preston My Prayers are with you and your Family. God Bless You. I am really sorry to hear about your Dad.
April 30, 2012
I am so sorry for your lost. May you and your family rely on God in this time if grief.
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