Carey Wayne Presley also known by many as “Lucky,” 72, of Madisonville, passed away Sunday, May 13, at his home in Bedias. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Madisonville Funeral Home. The Rev. James Jennings will officiate. Burial with honor guard will be held at the Jozye Cemetery following the service. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at Madisonville Funeral Home.
Carey Presley was born July 15, 1945, in Corpus Christi, to Bill and Nelly Presley. He graduated from Madisonville High School in 1963 and was confirmed at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in North Zulch. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War and returned to Texas to take over his father’s automotive restoration business. Carey had many passions among them were classic cars, barbeque cook-offs, playing cards and spending time with friends and family. Carey leaves behind his wife, Becky Presley of Bedias; son, Brandon Presley and wife Tracey of Arlington; daughter, Rebecca Shanesmith and husband Dennis of Greenville, N.C.; son, Daylyn Presley of Valley Village, Calif.; son, Eric Falke and wife Halli of Bedias; one sister, Linda Folsom of Normangee; one brother, Mike Presley of Shawnee, Okla.; and four grandchildren, Alex, McKenzie, Elle and Blake. He also is survived by many other family members and close friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Bill of Boise Idaho.
Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville, Texas is in charge of arrangements. www.madisonvillefuneralhome.com.