April 10, 1937 - April 5, 2021
Eugene L. Presley of Asheville, died on Monday, April 5, 2021. Born on April 10, 1937, in Asheville, he was the son of Ralph L. and Virginia P. Presley. He was a graduate of Christ School and attended UNC-Chapel Hill. He attended UNC-Asheville where he received his master’s degree. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp. He resided in North Asheville most of his adult life, until moving to Crowfields in 2013. Before retiring, he was President and CEO of Hayes & Lunsford Electrical Contracting, Inc. He served on the board of National Electrical Contractors Association and Carolinas Electrical Contractors Association. In addition to industry participation, he was active in the community serving as Chairman of the Board at Christ School and the Buncombe County Republican Party. He served on the Board of UNC-Asheville, Salvation Army, YMCA, and was a former member where he was a Paul Harris Fellow of the Asheville Downtown Rotary Club. He served an active role in the parish life at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. Surviving is his wife, Josephine “JoJo” Kowal Presley, daughter, Cynthia Lynn (Steve) of Rosarito Beach, Mexico and son, Michael (Anne) of Greenville, SC., Granddaughters, Margaret (Meg) of Mount Pleasant, SC, and Sarah Cates. Brothers Ralph (Florence) and Richard (Frances) Asheville, brother-in-law, Richard Kowal, Savanna, GA and sister-in-law, (Bunny) Kowal Turnbull (Tom), Travelers Rest, SC. There will be a private family graveside service. A memorial service will be at a later date. The family ask memorials to be sent to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 337 Charlotte Street, Asheville, NC or The Presley Faculty Endowment, 500 Christ School Road, Arden, NC 28704. Morris Funeral & Cremation Service is serving the family and condolences may be sent to them through our website at www.morrisfamilycare.com.
Eugene L. Presley of Asheville, died on Monday, April 5, 2021. Born on April 10, 1937, in Asheville, he was the son of Ralph L. and Virginia P. Presley. He was a graduate of Christ School and attended UNC-Chapel Hill. He attended UNC-Asheville... View Obituary & Service Information
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