The Rev. Paul Franklin Presley, 78, of Hopewell, passed away on Monday, March 10, 2014, at his residence.
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Born in Kimball, W.Va., he was the son of the late George C. and Chole Edna Dillon Presley. Mr. Presley was preceded in death by his sisters and brothers, and a grandson, Sean Michael Presley. He was a member and former pastor of Faith Baptist Church, Prince George, and a United States Navy veteran, having served during the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Presley; his children, Paula Bowen and husband, Junior, Frances Maggard and husband, Ron, Mark Presley and wife, Kym, Keith Presley and wife, Rose, Laura Pitts and husband, Bill, and Michael Alan Presley; 17 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2014, at Faith Baptist Church, 5501 Middle Road, Prince George, VA 23875. Burial will follow in Merchant's Hope Memorial Gardens, Prince George. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Colonial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory, 2033 Boulevard. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Faith Baptist Church Building Fund. Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.
Published in The Progress-Index on Mar. 12, 2014