2017-10-26 / Obituaries


Carey Gene “Pete” Presnall, 80, of Whatley passed away Oct. 30, 2017 at Jackson Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 24, 1936 to Gavin and Jeanette Presnall. The owner of P&R Electrical, he had numerous other interests including hunting, fishing and Alabama Crimson Tide and New Orleans Saints football teams. He loved cooking and always wanted his guests to have plenty to eat. He proudly boasted that he taught both of his wives to cook. He was also a member of the Dirty Dozen Hunting Club. He was a charter member of The Armadillo Gourmet Society where he shared his talent for cooking rattlesnake.

Survivors include his wife, Lynda Howell Presnall; children, Darlene (Mickey) Arnold, Beverly (Britt) Wilson, Michelle (Bennie Cole) Smith, Rebecca (Oca) Rodriguez, Amanda (Dale) Jordan; grandchildren, Wesley (Dana) Arnold, Ashley Arnold, Austin Wilson, Brittany Wilson, Kayla Smith, Matthew Rodriguez, Lauren (Christian) Ramirez, Dylan Jordan, Daniel Jordan; great-grandchildren, Grayson Beck, Lillian Ramirez; sisters-in-law, Renee (Phillip) Presley, Joyce Rouse and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Frances Joan Presnall and siblings, Elizabeth Courtney and Marie Cone.

Visitation will be Thursday, Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. in the Amity Baptist Church. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. in the Amity Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Holden Smith officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Amity Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

Condolences may be offered at www.lathanfuneralhomejackson.com.

Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson will direct.


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