Perry Presnell

Obituary of Perry Lee Presnell

Mr. Perry Lee Presnell, age 86, of Perry Presnell Road, Banner Elk, passed away Sunday morning, January 26, 2020 in Lexington. Born June 13, 1933 in Watauga County, he was a son of Lewis and Cora Price Presnell. Perry was a member of Charity Baptist Church. He had many, many friends and one God. He loved to fellowship with people over a good meal, anywhere and anytime, sharing his love of the Lord. Mr. Perry enjoyed his life time career in carpentry and construction. He is survived by his daughter, Carol Langston and husband, Roger, of Lexington; step-son, Dennis Presnell and wife, Betty, of Union, SC; and several step-grandchildren, including Little Den. Several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 37 years, Bertha Ward Presnell; sisters, Rosie Hopkins, Ella Reece and Novella Presnell; and brothers, Andrew Jack Presnell and Richard W. Presnell. Funeral services will be conducted Friday morning, January 31, at 11:00 a.m. at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by Pastor Lee Reece. The family will receive friends Friday morning from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., prior to services, at Austin & Barnes. Graveside services will follow at the Presnell Cemetery. Flowers are appreciated or the family suggests memorials to Charity Baptist Church, 261 Dave Greene Rd., Vilas, NC 28692, or to the Presnell Cemetery Fund, 2830 Flat Springs Rd., Elk Park, NC 28622. Online condolences may be shared at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Presnell family.
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