Paul Presnell

Obituary of Paul Edward Presnell

Paul Edward Presnell, age 77, of Rominger Road, Banner Elk, passed away Thursday afternoon, November 12, 2020 at his home. Born December 16, 1942 in Watauga County, he was a son of John and Gladys Yates Presnell. Paul was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church and was employed at the Broyhill Furniture Plant in Lenoir for 38 years before retirement. For 6 years, he honorably served his country in the North Carolina Army National Guard. Paul loved spending quality time with his family, and later, enjoyed bouncing grand babies on his knee. He and his sons spent countless hours fishing and searching for arrowheads together. Paul was a man that never met a stranger and was loved by everyone he met. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Faye Harmon Presnell; sons, David Presnell and wife, Marietta, of Zionville and Dwayne Presnell and wife, Rebecca, of Jefferson; five granddaughters, Kaylee Hicks and husband, Austin, of Banner Elk, Amber Hubbard of Vilas, and Celeste and Alexa Presnell and Haley Miller, all of Jefferson; and sisters, Irene Cook and husband, Russell, of Morganton, Gwyn Wagner and husband, J.R., of Trade, TN and Pauline Harmon and husband, Cecil, of Banner Elk. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Andrew Presnell and a brother, Alvin Presnell. Funeral services for Paul Edward Presnell will be conducted Sunday afternoon, November 15, 2020 at 2 o'clock at Piney Grove Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. David Testerman, Rev. Richard Trivette and Rev. Russell Cook. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 1 until 2 o'clock, prior to services, at the church. Graveside services will follow in the Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Presnell family.
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