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“Dear Jimmy, beverly ,Jane and sarah, I just read about your Dad and wanted to tell all of you I think of you and your family often, our trips to...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: rich atwell - fredericksburg , TX

“Dear Beverly , I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family have been in my prayers since I learned of your Dad's passing last Friday. I will...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Susie Holton - Shreveport, LA

“Dear Jane, I am sorry to hear about your dad.I know he was an outstanding father and friend to many people.I apologize I was not able to be there...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Marilyn Wilson - Longview, TX

“I am truly blessed to have been able to meet such a wonderful man and his loving family. It was my honor to help take care of him in his last part of...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Crystal Shawa - Longview, TX

“Thinking of your family and so sorry for your loss. ”
5 of 18 | Posted by: D'anne DeMoss McGown - Beaumont, TX

“Dear friends, Mr. Presley was a very gracious and kind man. He was a true gentleman who touched many lives in a very positive way. Our prayers are...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Sherry beall Moore-molpus and Richard Molpus - AR

“Beverly, Jim, Jane & Sara, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad...he was such a happy, kind, generous person. Andy ”
7 of 18 | Posted by: Andy Welborn - Gunnison, CO

“Jim, Terry and family. Please accept our deepest sympathies and condolences to you and the family in your loss. Our prayers are with each one of you...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Charles and Marcella Comfort - TX

“We have happy memories of Jim Fred and Margie. We will miss him at the upcoming annual Gilmer National Bank Stockholders meeting. He was a faithful...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Mary Ann & Bill Patterson - TX

“You are in our thoughts and prayers! ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: Jim and Sharon Tuel - Longview, TX

“............................the The Presleys, When in these saddest of times I find comfort in knowing "prescious memories how they linger;precious...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Clarwanda & Coy - GLADEWATER, TX

“Prayers are w/all of you, he was a very sweet man and great friend ”
12 of 18 | Posted by: Marsha - Longview, TX

“We are so very sorry for your loss. Your Dad was a wonderful, kind and warm man. We will miss him. Please know the entire family is in our...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Sarah and Dulaney Barclay - CO

“Mr. Presley was a good Friend, he will be greatly missed. ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: Marshal and Carol Caldwell - TX

“Sorry to hear of your loss. You're in our prayers. ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: Dr. Harry Hunt - Longview, TX

“Jim, Beverly, and families “When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. “ ”
16 of 18 | Posted by: Bryan Brennion - Longview, TX

“Uncle Jim was the best uncle ever. I will never forget him or his generous nature. I have many good memories that I will always cherish. ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: Judy Ellen Miller - Wimberley, TX

“I'm very sorry to hear about Uncle Jim. He was the nicest man in the world and I will miss him dearly. I know he is at peace reunited with Aunt...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Becky Bauer - The Woodlands, TX


James Frederick Presley James Frederick Presley was born May 26, 1920, in Wills Point, Texas, and died January 9, 2013, in Longview, Texas. A service will be held in the chapel of Rader Funeral Home, 1617 Judson Road, Longview, Texas, at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 12, with visitation at 1 p.m. prior to the service. Mr. Presley grew up in Gilmer, Texas, and graduated from Baylor University in 1941. He began his career at Mobil Oil Company in Dallas and later became a commissioned agent with Sinclair in Longview. In 1958, he formed J. F. Presley Oil Company, a retail and wholesale gasoline distributor for American Petrofina, with locations in East Texas and the Beaumont/Houston area. He was a respected member of this industry for over 35 years. He was co-founder and later Chairman of the Board of American Bank, an active member of First Christian Church, and proud alumnus of Baylor University. In recent years, he resided at Buckner Westminster Place where he enjoyed the embrace of a community of many loving friends. The family wishes to thank the compassionate staff for their excellent care and Beacon Hospice for their gracious support. He is survived by four children, Beverly Calhoun and husband, Tom, Jim Presley and wife, Terry, Jane Grant and husband, Bill, and Sara Welborn. Also surviving him are his grandchildren, Kirk Calhoun, Clark Presley, Chris Presley and Kent Welborn; and great-grandchildren, Zach, Brooke, Cameron, Kelsey, Sarah, Daniel, Trent, Cierra, and Zach. He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Marjorie Coe Presley, and two grandsons, Allen Calhoun and Clay Calhoun. His family will remember his generous spirit, his laughter, and his tender heart and compassion for others.

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