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Earl Thomas “Tom” Presley Jr.


Earl Thomas “Tom” Presley Jr.

MONTCALM. — Earl Thomas “Tom” Presley Jr., 71, of Marble Avenue, Montcalm, passed away Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center. Born Nov. 14, 1941 in Elbert, W.Va., he was a son of the late Earl Thomas Presley Sr. and Marion Marder Presley.

Mr. Presley was a member of the Pine Grove Church of Christ, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, formerly worked as a coal miner for 10 years and a retired postman with 15 years of service with the Bluefield, Va. Post Office.

Mr. Presley was preceded in death by a son, Michael Anthony Presley; and a sister, Doreen Hicks.

Survivors include his wife, Darlene Tabor Presley of the home; a son, Thomas Presley and wife Heather of Montcalm; three daughters, Debbie Duncan and husband Ricky of Bluefield, Patty Hawk and husband Howard of Lashmeet, Rose Scalf of Beckley; two brothers, James Daniel Presley and wife Margaret “Too” of Ceres, Va., Scott Presley and wife Kathy of Atlanta, Ga.; and special friends, Fred and Marilyn Miles; nine grandchildren, and one great-grandchild with another on one the way.

Funeral services for Mr. Presley will be conducted on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home located in Bluewell with the Rev. Gary Lamie officiating. Burial will follow at the Woodlawn Memorial Park located in Bluewell.

Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Serving as pallbearers will be: Andrew O’Donnell, Keith Maxwell, Dwayne Tiller, Johnny Williams, Travis Odle, and Charlie Rorrer. Men of the Pine Grove Church of Christ will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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Cravens–Shires Funeral Home of Bluewell is serving the Presley family.