Morris-De Preste-Obituary

Photo courtesy of Slay Memorial Funeral Center - Aubrey - Aubrey

Morris Gaylord De Preste

Apr 2, 1947 - Sep 17, 2019

Guest Book

Not sure what to say?

Morris, Dad, Papa were not necessarily a man of many words (most of the time), but you lived your life with honor every day without fail. Your actions spoke louder then any words could. However, every once and a while you sure could deliver a zinger into a conversation with your witty ways!!

I am so grateful to have you in my life the past 20 years. You've taught me more than you probably realize. Especially when we would have our early morning coffee talks. My husband...

I am so sorry about Morris' passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers for God's comfort and strength during this time of deep sadness and sorrow.

Thank you for making childhood such a fun and magical place Morris. Good thing the folks never knew half the crazy (dangerous) stuff you, Paul, and I were up to :-)) Flexies, exploring the mine shafts, driving over to cruise East 14th Street in San Leandro... And that was the least of it!! My heart is broken Mo and the world is a lesser place without you. And I love you Debbie, and pray that will God Bless you and keep you strong.

I'm so sorry for your loss. I worked with Morris at Hyster, Yale and Komatsu. It was a privilege and honor to know and work with him.

I'm so sorry for your loss. I worked with Morris at Hyster, Yale and Komatsu. It was a privilege and honor to know and work with him.

Morris was an Excellent Mechanic who worked for Yale forklift in Union City calif and Komatsu forklift in Oakland calif. he was a great guy. his knowledge of lifts was excellent. he was a great guy and will be greatly missed. thank you for teaching me about those old lifts.


Morris's Obituary

Morris Gaylord De Preste, 72, of Aubrey, TX, passed peacefully from this life into eternal life on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 in Frisco, TX. He was born April 2, 1947 in Lockwood, MO to Paul Trenton De Preste, Sr. and Evalina (Hook) De Preste. Morris married Deborah Lee Mason on December 5, 1983 in Reno, NV.

Morris graduated from Livermore High School. He served in the United States Army in Vietnam from 1967 to 1969 as a US Army Staff Sergeant and qualified as a sharpshooter. He was awarded the Purple Heart and two Bronze stars for his service in Vietnam. Morris was also a dedicated fork lift mechanic until he retired in July 2017 and decided to move to Texas.

He loved the outdoors, fishing, camping, and hunting with his brother Paul in California. Morris was a wonderful man, friendly and respectful to everyone he met. He will be missed greatly by all who knew him.

Morris is survived by his wife, Deborah of Aubrey, TX; mother, Evalina; children, Joshua Cameron De Preste of Denver, CO, Brian Creson and wife Gina of Aubrey, TX, and Michelle Creson of Aubrey, TX; grandchild, Logan Creson of Aubrey, TX; three brothers, Paul Trenton De Preste Jr. and wife Linda of Livermore, CA, Brian De Preste and wife Donita of Springfield, MO, and James De Preste of Joplin, MO; and two sisters, Vicki Peterson and husband Ronald of Clovis, CA and Joyce De Preste of Joplin, MO. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul.

Inurnment will be 11:00AM on September 30, 2019 at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas, TX. Online condolences may be shared at

Arrangements are under the direction of Phyllis Stout and Slay Memorial Funeral Center.

Read More