Bobby Ray Presley

November 6, 1937 ~ January 15, 2020 (age 82)


Funeral Services for Bobby Ray Presley, 82 of Pittsburg are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Clarksville Funeral Home with Bro. James Brown officiating.  Burial will follow at Lanes Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Clarksville Funeral Home.  Bobby "B.R." passed away on January 15, 2020 in Tyler, Texas.

Bobby Ray Presley was born on Peter's Prairie outside of Clarksville on November 6, 1937 to the late Wiley Richard Arvle Presley and Alma Pearl Babb Presley. He married the love of his life Tressie Lavonne Mabry Presley on October 5, 1956.

Bobby graduated from Annona High School in 1956. He was a star football player on Annona's six-man football team and ran track as well. Bobby enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1960. His rank was PVT (E-1). Bobby was honorably discharged in 1962.

B.R. and Tressie moved to Pittsburg in 1963, so that he could become the parts manager for Pittsburg Motor Company. Later he became parts manager at Green Motor Company. After learning how to drive 18 wheelers, he spent over 30 years driving for Lone Star Steel. Bobby's hobbies include playing and collecting guitars and researching genealogy.

Bobby is survived by his wife, Tressie Lavonne Mabry Presley, of 63 years; two daughters, Susan Presley Lomanto and husband, Lorry of Alba, Texas and Jennifer Presley Hammonds and husband, Jason of Pittsburg, Texas; four grandchildren, Lauren Lomanto Fishburn and husband, Michael, Makinzie Massey Reese and husband, Braden, Laramie Lomanto, and Caleb Massey; one great-granddaughter, Blaire Elise "Toot-Toot" Reese and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Wiley Richard Arvle Presley and Alma Babb Presley; sister, Wanda Presley King; brother, Earl Wayne Presley; great-grandson, Clark Michael Fishburn and niece Anita Presley Allen.

Family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time at Clarksville Funeral Home.

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