Calvin Presler, 93, passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2022 at the EAMC Lanier Nursing Home in Valley, Alabama.
Mr. Presler was born on June 11, 1928 in Peachland, North Carolina to the late Frank and Naomi Stegall Presler. He was a graduate of Peachland High School and he attended Pfifer College. He worked as a Carman for CSX Railroad until his retirement.
Calvin was a Master Mason and a longtime member of Hamlet Lodge Number 532, where he served as Master of the Lodge. He was a Shriner and a member of Oasis Temple. Calvin was a dedicated member of the First Baptist Church in Hamlet, where he took great pride in greeting morning worshipers.
After his retirement, Calvin and Demetra moved to Ledbetter Lake where they were part of a loving community. They enjoyed many years there. Calvin loved the Lord and his church, and was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He loved life, never met a stranger, had a gentle, loving spirit and the gift of laughter.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Demetra Coward Presler and their daughter, Peggy Ruth Presler; his siblings, Ila Mae Presler, Helen Presler Ingram and Jack Lloyd Presler.
He is survived by his daughter, Debra Presler Clark (Rea); granddaughter, Amber Clark Nobles (Greg); three beloved great grandsons, Oliver, Owen, and Patrick Nobles. Calvin always insisted that his grandsons made him “Great”.
A service to remember the lives of Calvin and Demetra is scheduled for Friday, May 6, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. EDT at the First Baptist Church, 208 Charlotte Street, Hamlet, North Carolina 28345 - (fbchamlet.org). The Reverends Allison Farrah and Randy Bishop will officiate. The family will be receiving friends and family one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, PO Box 906, Hamlet, NC 28345.
Please visit his Memorial Tribute page at www.johnsonbrownservicefh.com to leave a kind message for his family, share a memory of Calvin, or to light a Remembrance Candle in his memory.
Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.