Presley, Eugene Palmer, Jr. "Gene",
84, passed away on Saturday, July 12, 2014.
Eugene was born September 8, 1929 in LaFayette, AL, he grew up in Chattanooga, TN, where he grew up. He was an Army veteran, serving during the Korean War. He graduated from Tennessee State University with a degree in Engineering. Mr. Presley moved to Louisville in his early 30's, where he met Shirley (Body) Presley. He worked for the United States Army Corp of Engineers as a Hydraulics Engineer for 33 years before retiring. He was inducted into the Gallery of Distinguished Civilian Employees in 1993.
Gene was a Catholic and a member of St. Pius X Church. He was a Kentucky Colonel and a member and past Post Commander of the American Legion Peter Salem post 45.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Alverta Presley Sr.; son, Eric; two brothers, Arthur J. and Augie Presley; three sisters, Doris and Mildred Presley and Sarah Drakeford.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 51 years, Shirley; two sons, Eugene III and Elliott "Glenn" Presley Sr. (Monica); and a daughter, Elise Annette Fields (Jeff); eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ossie Gober, Beatrice Cranford, and Eleanor Harris (Bernis); and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Pius X Church, 3521 Goldsmith Lane with burial at Calvary Cemetery, Newburg Rd. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m., Friday July 18, 2014 at A. D. Porter & Sons Funeral Home, 4501 Bardstown Rd.
The family would like to express its thanks to the many caring people who touched our lives during our loved one final days. The staff at Hosparus was exceptional and very caring during our darkest hours. We would especially like to thank Sister Rita, Nurses, Wanda and Beth; Social Worker, Irene and the home health aide, De-Anne.
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A D Porter & Sons Inc Funeral Home Southeast
4501 Bardstown Rd Louisville, KY 40218
Published in The Courier-Journal on July 16, 2014