Bennie C. Presley Sr.

Published 4:56 pm Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Bennie C. Presley Sr., 80, of McCullough, passed away on March 25, 2020 in Atmore.

He was born on April 29, 1939, in Poarch, to the late Hosea and Rena Heathcock Presley.

He was a construction worker most of his life and was a member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.

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He served in the United States Army Reserve and was a member of McCullough Christian Center. Mr. Presley loved hunting, fishing but most of all coon hunting.

He is preceded in death by his parents; a son, John Charles Presley; two brothers, John Presley and Howard Presley; and two sisters, Eunice Rolin and Atricbea Gibson.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Carolyn Till Presley of McCullough; one son, Bennie C. “Chuck” (Tammy) Presley Jr. of Flomaton; four daughters, Chasity (Robert) McGillivray of Spring, Texas, Melissa (Jimbo) Ashcraft of Mineola, Regina (Huey) Swilley of Atmore and Ronda Woods of Mobile; three sisters, Shirlene (Larry) Mauldin of Pensacola, Fla., Beatrice Presley of Poarch and Pearl Nall of Pensacola; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.

Visitation was held March 28, 2020 at the McCullough Christian Center.

Due to the current health crisis, the family of Mr. Bennie C. Presley Sr. wishes were to have a private graveside service at Poarch Baptist Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Blake Presley, Destin Sims, Will McGillivray, Jackson Bonner, Nathan Williams, Nick King, Blaze Bryant and Brandon Blanton.

Honorary pallbearers were Mike Woods, Ivan Ramer, Jimmy Woods and Raymond Woods.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.