KINGS MOUNTAIN - Henry Parks Neisler Sr. died Jan. 7, 2013, at Hospice of Cleveland County.
He was the eldest of twin sons born on Sept. 14, 1927, to the late Paul Mauney Neisler and Dicey Kathryn Moss Neisler in their home in Kings Moun-tain.
He was also preceded in death by his two brothers, Paul M. Neisler Jr. and Charles Andrew Neisler.
Henry attended Kings Mountain Schools before graduating from Fisburne Military Academy and Davidson College. At Davidson, he was a member of both the varsity basketball and tennis teams. After college he joined Neisler Mills in Kings Mountain and went on to serve in the United States Army
from 1952 until 1954. Two years later he joined his father and brothers in the organization of Dicey Mills Inc. in Shelby and would serve as its Chief Ex-ecutive Officer for over thirty years until his death. He was a lifetime member of First Presbyterian Church of Kings Mountain, serving as elder, deacon, and Sunday School teacher. Henry possessed an enduring love for the ocean, spending the summers of his youth with his family at the Neisler Cottage at Crescent Beach, South Carolina, and later becoming one of the first homeowners at Kiawah Island, SC. He was an expert fisherman and tennis en-thusiast.
Survivors include his loving wife of 63 years, Marilyn Biggers Neisler; sons, Henry Parks Neisler Jr. William Hayne Neisler, and David Carl Neisler; daughter-in-law, Leonor D. Neisler; 13 nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church.
Visitation will be immediately following the service in the fellowship hall of First Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150.
A guest register is available at www.harrisfunerals.com.
Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain.