December 13, 1933 ~ February 3, 2022

Born in: Henderson County, NC
Resided in: Fairview, NC

William “Bill” Robert Presley, 88, of Fairview, passed away Thursday, February 3, 2022 at Care Partners Solace Center.

A native of Henderson County, he was the son of the late Robert Thaddeus and Zona Pinner Presley. He was also preceded in death by one son, Tim Presley and one sister, Catherine Presley Kohler.

Bill is survived by his wife of 64 years, Carolyn Virginia Wright; four children, Brenda Presley Tyree (Bruce) of Limestone, TN, Trisha Presley of Nashville, TN, Andy Presley (Alesia) of Fairview and Diane Presley Edwards (Joel) of Mars Hill; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild and three nieces.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, February 9 in the Chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with Pastor Stacey Harris officiating. Burial will follow at Emma’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery and the family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday for one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to either the Alzheimer’s Association ( or to Trinity of Fairview Church, 646 Concord Road, Fletcher NC, 28732.


Funeral Service: February 9, 2022 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


Room: Chapel

Visitation: February 9, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


Room: Chapel


Emma's Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
417 Emmas Grove Road
Fletcher, NC 28732

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in William "Bill" Robert Presley's name.

Alzheimer's Association of WNC

31 College Place, Ste Doppler 103
Asheville, NC 28801
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  1. Carolyn, my heart is broken for you. May God put his arms around you & comfort you. I will greatly miss Bill’s wave & greeting every time I walked past your house. I’m lifting you up in prayer.

  2. Mrs. Presley, Andy, Alesia, Heather, and Stephanie – we send you and your family our love, and hope that you may find comfort in the knowledge that Mr. Presley is at peace, whole and well once again, enjoying an eternal life that we here on Earth are only able to imagine. Although words on paper or quietly spoken bring a small measure of consolation, please know that we are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Andy, I am thinking of you and your family. I know it is so hard to lose a parent and praise God, we will see them again one day.

  4. Diane, my condolences to you and your family during this time of loss. May God draw you all close to himself and give you peace over the loss of your father.


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