Class of 1960
Jerry Lamar Presley, 77, passed away on Mar. 18, 2018 and entered
the gates of Heaven. Jerry was an outstanding athlete in boxing and
baseball. He was the Golden Gloves Welter-Weight champion in
1960 & 1961 in Georgia. Jerry was inducted into the Berry High
School/Academy Sports Hall of Fame. He was retired from C.F.
Industries and Oak Ridge National Laboratories.
He was a Christian and of the Baptist faith. Jerry and twin brother
Jesse coached the Bonny Oaks School boxing team in the 60’s.
Jerry also played on the Bonny Oaks fastball team. He was a loving
person who put others first.
He is survived by his children, Eric Presley and Janice Presley;
grandchildren, Austin Presley, Alex Presley, Jacqueline McQueeney
and Madison Sweeney; great-grandchildren, Mason and Sadie
Presley; his beloved twin brother, Jessie (Pauline) Presley; sister,
Linda (Max) Taliaferro; brothers, Bobby Thomas and Joe Presley;
and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased in death by
his father, Jesse James Presley; mother, Corrine Presley; brothers,
Jesse Carl Presley and James Presley. He is loved and will be
missed by many.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2018, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at
Turner Funeral Home, Hwy 58. Funeral Service will be Wednesday,
March 21, at 4 p.m. at Turner Funeral Home. In Lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the Bonny Oaks Foundation or Hospice
of Chattanooga. You may share your memories at www.
turnerfamilyfuneralhome.com Arrangements by Turner Funeral
Home, Highway 58 Chapel – 423-622-3171
Obituary courtesy of Chattanooga Times Free Press.