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Jerry Earl Presley

October 1, 1942 — June 14, 2021

Jerry Earl Presley was born on October 1, 1942 to William Earl and Frances Virginia (Geddie) Presley, in Prague, OK. He passed from this earthly life into the sweet Loving Arms of Jesus Christ our Lord and reunited with his beautiful wife, Tommie Lorane (Davis), on Monday, June 14th, 2021, at the age of 78.

He was raised on a small farm in Stroud, OK and graduated from Stroud High School in 1960. Dad would always tell the kids how he got up very early in the morning to help feed the cows. Jerry's mom would fix a big breakfast and he continued with a big breakfast every day up until his last days. He had a very special bond with his Stroud Classmates and they got together often throughout the years. Something Jerry always treasured.

Jerry studied Accounting at Central State College (now UCO) and Oklahoma City University. Jerry served in the military from 1963 through 1969 in the Oklahoma National Guard in the medical/emergency field.

Jerry met the love of his life, Tommie Davis in Hennessey, OK. After a few months of courtship,they were married May 7, 1966. Together they raised 4 children: Darrin, Derek, Dena, and Dustin. After living in Oklahoma City, they moved to Perry, OK in 1972. He was a lifetime member of the United Methodist Church. Jerry and Tommie were married for 55 years.

The second love of Jerry's life were his grandkids. He and Tommie's favorite holiday was Christmas which they loved celebrating and giving gifts at their house. When he wasn’t working, he found time to play cards. Jerry and Tommie were known to have a get together on the weekends, playing cards late into the night. Jerry enjoyed watching and playing golf. "Jerry's my name, golf's my game!" said an embroidered sign that hung in their house.

Jerry was a hard working man who instilled hard working ethics in his children and reminded them "do your best in all that you do". His career began in banking ,but spent the majority of his working years managing different auto part stores in Perry, OK and Wichita, KS. Jerry and Tommie were able to work side-by-side for several years with Green Light Auto in Perry.

Jerry and Tommie lived in Perry until 1986, when they moved to Valley Center, KS. After Jerry retired in 2010, he and Tommie moved back to the Perry area, the town they considered home.

Dad was a very humble and private man with a huge heart. We are so grateful God gave him to us to be our earthly father. It has been an honor. He taught us to love the people that God places in your life.

Jerry is survived by his children - Darrin of Oklahoma City; Derek and his wife, Dororhy, of Yukon, OK; Dena Schmidt and her husband Craig, of Perry; and Dustin and his wife, Amy, of Perry.
He is also survived by his sister, Judy Weber, and her husband, Joy, Jay, OK; his brother, Mike and his wife Betty, Shawnee, OK; .

Grandchildren: Jennifer and her husband Ethan McCracken, of Lawton, OK; Leah Reid, of Oklahoma City; Jessica and her husband, Dustin Blasingame, of Choctaw, OK; Veronica Powers, of Edmond, OK; Jacob Presley, of Perry; Kasey Presley, of Oklahoma City; Justin Schmidt and his wife Tiffany, of Oklahoma City; Ashton Presley, of Wichita, Kansas; Andi Presley, of Edmond; Nickeoli Egizi, of Newton, Kansas; Kyler Nichols and his wife, Cheyenne, Denae Nichols, of Minco, OK; Aubrey McCleery, of Stillwater, OK; Riley McCleery, of Orlando, OK; Aiden McCleery, of Ronald, WA; Brett Bailey of Oklahoma City and Christian Bailey, of Oklahoma City; Lauren Scott and Devin Scott, San Marco, CA..

Great Grandchildren: Caleb Michael Carroll, Emma Rose Carroll, & Easton Wyatt McCracken, all of Lawton; Charlotte Rae Reid, Saige Rain Presley, Chanlynn Renee Schmidt, & Wyatt Rainey, all of OKlahoma City; Beau Blasingame of Choctaw; Hagen Nichols, of Minco; and Logan Scott, San Marcos; and numerous nieces and nephews that he loved very dearly.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Tommie, on February 17, 2021; parents, William Earl and Frances Virginia; brother, Bill, & his wife, Maggie; grandson, Derek Earl Presley Jr.; granddaughter, Kiara Leanna Easter; and nephew, Daniel Presley.
Breakfast (Dad's Favorite meal) for any and all being served from 8 am thru 10am, with service beginning at 10:30Am. procession to the cemetery following service (Grace Hill Cemetery, Perry).

In Lieu of flowers, please consider a Memorial Contribution to:

St Jude Children's Research Hospital, www.stjude.org

Alzheimer's Association, www.alz.org, 8180 Greensboro Drive, Ste 400, McLean, VA 2210

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation- with Family

Saturday, June 19, 2021

1:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Dighton-Marler Funeral Home of Perry

203 Fir Street, Perry, OK 73077

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Visitation

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

First United Methodist Church

727 Elm Street, Perry, OK 73077

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