Jesse Williard Presley age 89, born Nov. 21, 1922 in Surgionsville, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2012 in Norfolk, Virginia. Among his many occupations he was a butcher, school bus driver and landscaper. He loved to sing religious songs, and sang in a quartet, play his harmonica, and loved whittling and gardening. He was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church of Surgionsville.
Jesse was preceded in death by his wife: Maxine Presley, parents: Arthur and Neelie Presley, brothers: Charlie (Stumpie), Chester (Dick), Carson and Jim Presley. Sisters: Eva and Dorothy McNally. He leaves his daughter: Shirley, husband Richard Linn. Brothers and sisters: Kyle Presley, Kingsport; Billy Presley, Mount Carmel; Hattie Presley, Church Hill; Bertha Manis and Edith Case of Surgionsville.
Visitation with the family will be Monday, May 14, 2012 from 5:00 until 7:00 PM with funeral services to follow at 7:00PM with Rev. Jesse Hargrove officiating.
Graveside services will be 11:00 AM, Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at Surgionsville Methodist Church Cemetery.