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In Memory of

Preston L. Pulliam

October 11, 1947 - November 27, 2016

Obituary


Preston Leon Pulliam of Dallas, Texas passed away on November 26, 2016 at the age of 69. He lived life with a fullness and sense of giving unknown to most. He was born on October 11, 1947 in Hardtner, Kansas to Dale and Eleanor Pulliam. He was the oldest of four boys, which included Skyler, Marty "Doc", and Kelly Pulliam. He was the Valedictorian of Capron High School. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Oklahoma State University, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma College of...

Preston Leon Pulliam of Dallas, Texas passed away on November 26, 2016 at the age of 69. He lived life with a fullness and sense of giving unknown to most. He was born on October 11, 1947 in Hardtner, Kansas to Dale and Eleanor Pulliam. He was the oldest of four boys, which included Skyler, Marty "Doc", and Kelly Pulliam. He was the Valedictorian of Capron High School. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Oklahoma State University, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. He worked as an attorney in many roles throughout his life including at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in Dallas. But his life's work was in improving the lives of others. Since 2008, Preston was the primary benefactor of the Metropolitan Community Church in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Thanks to his generosity and his dedication to the well-being of the LGBT community of Santo Domingo, the church was able to accomplish amazing things, including:

•Making great strides in social justice through testifying before the nation's Senate on equality concerns of the LGBT community.
•Organizing and leading protests for human rights and gender-related issues.
•Partnering with HIV/AIDS organizations on education and prevention campaigns.
•Major outreach and services to the LGBT Haitian community.
•Providing clothing and food for the homeless.

Through Preston's generosity, many lives have been changed as God's unconditional love for all people was proclaimed boldly. Thanks to Preston, the church became a beacon of light shining brightly for the LGBT community of Santo Domingo.

Preston is survived by his brothers, Skyler Pulliam of Dallas, Marty "Doc" Pulliam of Enid, and Kelly Pulliam and his wife, Patty of Alva; five nieces and nephews, Ashley Withers and her husband Robert of Dallas, Sarah Pulliam of Dallas, Emily Pulliam of New York City, Kasady Bradford of Alva, and Kade Pulliam of Chicago; a great niece, Layla Withers of Dallas, and a great nephew Kellen Bradford of Alva. Preston is predeceased by his parents, Eleanor and Dale Pulliam.

We will gather with friends and family to celebrate Preston's life at Sparkman and Hillcrest in Dallas on Friday, December 2 at 10:00 am. A viewing will take place on Thursday December 1 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the same location. We will conclude his celebration of life and lay him in his final resting place on Saturday, December 3 at Alva Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery at 1:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Metropolitan Community Churches designated for mission work in the Dominican Republic.