Paul Jacob Presnell, age 72, of Marion, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center in Asheville. He was born in McDowell County on July 11, 1938 to the late William Brantley and Alice Vickers Presnell. He attended Fairview Free Will Baptist Church. Paul was his granddaughter’s favorite “Pepaw”.
Deeply saddened by this loss are his wife of 51 years, Jean Stockton Presnell; one son, Jeff Presnell; one granddaughter, Sierra Presnell; one daughter, Cindy Washburn and her husband Curt; one brother, Lee Presnell; two sisters, Bonnie Lavender and Roseann Parkins; all of Marion; numerous brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws and nieces and nephews. Special friends, Ray and Joyce Byrd and Jack and Shirley Early also survive.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 3:00 PM at Fairview Free Will Baptist Church with Danny Forbes and Wayne Miller officiating, burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 3:00 PM, one hour prior to the service, at the church.
Those wishing to make memorial donations are asked to consider, The Rathbun Center, 121 Sherwood Road, Asheville, N.C. 28803.