H. Kent Presson – Colonel, United States Army


 On May 24, 2001, Colonel H. Kent Presson, beloved husband of Lois R. Presson. He is also survived by his daughter, Karen R. Breckenridge of Granby, Connecticut; his brother and sister-in-law, Glendon and Margaret Presson of Corpus Christi, Texas; two nieces, Melinda Hord and Karen Free and one nephew, Jan Olson.

Colonel Preston was born and raised in Post, Texas. He received an AB degree from Texas Technical College in Lubbock, Texas. He traveled to Washington, DC and attended Georgetown Law Center.

Kent was drafted into the army in 1942 and served during WWII as a forward observer in the 790th Field Artillery Battalion in Patton's Third Army. He saw action in both France and Germany.

After his discharge from the army, he continued his law school classes and received his LL.B. degree in June, 1949. He was admitted into the DC Bar in 1950.

Kent worked as a Bankruptcy Court Lawyer as Assistant Chief of the Bankruptcy Division Administrative Office of the U.S. District Courts and was also a member of the reserves until 1977. He lived most of his married life in Arlington, Virginia.

In his retired life, he and his wife wintered in their Florida condominium and became world travelers. He had a love for dogs that was surpassed by none. He was a loving and generous man to all who knew him and he will be sincerely missed.

Funeral services will be held Monday, June 11, 2001 at 9 a.m. at Fort Myer Chapel, followed by interment in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.

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