In Memory Of

Thomas Austin Preston

Guest Book

May 17, 2013

Slim a gambler's nerve and a gentleman's heart.

brenda gunn

October 21, 2012 | Amarillo,, TX

Slim, I know God will give your family the strength to get through these hard times.Hope to see you again up there someday .

harvey clanton

May 11, 2012 | Shreveport, LA

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...

charles lehman

May 05, 2012 | North Manahester In, IN

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.)

mickey barnes

May 04, 2012 | Zephyrhills, FL

He always knew when to hold 'em, and when to fold 'em. God Bless "Amarillo Slim" and his family.

jim flynn

May 04, 2012 | New York, PA

Deal 'Em Slim!...You Win!

matteop lane

May 03, 2012 | Las Vegas, NV

God rest you, Amarillo Slim.

rocky manos

May 03, 2012 | Portland, OR

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!


Thomas's Obituary

Helped broaden|game's popularity AMARILLO, Texas Thomas Austin "Amarillo Slim" Preston Jr., a poker champion whose brash style, fast talking and love of the spotlight helped broaden the professional game's appeal and made him one of its most recognizable characters, has died. He was...

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