KINGS MOUNTAIN-Henry Parks Neisler Sr., resident of Kings Mountain, died Jan. 7, 2013, at Hospice of Cleveland County, Kings Mountain.
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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 Mountain. 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 Executive Officer for more than 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, S.C., and later becoming one of the first homeowners at Kiawah Island, S.C. He was an expert fisherman and tennis enthusiast.
He is survived by 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; and 13 nieces and nephews.
Visitation: The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the fellowship hall of First Presbyterian Church.
Memorial Service: 3 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church
Funeral Home: Harris Funeral Home of Kings Mountain is serving the family
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, N.C. 28150
A guest register is available at www.harrisfunerals.com
Published in Shelby Star on Jan. 8, 2013