Jimmy Clay “J.C.” Presnell, 72, of Tom Ward Road, Sugar Grove, N.C., passed away Tuesday afternoon, July 23, 2019 at his home.

Born August 30, 1946 in Watauga County, he was a son of Paul and Okie Heaton Presnell. J. C. was a member of Faith Missionary Baptist Church.

Before retirement, he was a surveyor for Frank Hayes and for the NC Department of Transportation. His passion was his family, bonding with his co-workers, and spending quality time on his lawnmower.

Jay is survived by his wife, Donna Rae Coffey Presnell; son, Michael Craig Presnell and wife, Lynn, of Sugar Grove; brother, Charles Len Presnell and wife, Lena Mae, of Lexington; and sisters, Pearl Tester of Lexington and Mary Ruth Church of Elizabethton, TN. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Maybell Cook and Wanda Jaholkowski; and brothers, Dayton, Cecil and Rhonda Lee Presnell.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Chapel, officiated by Pastor Richard Trivette and Minister Gordon Noble. The family received friends from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. prior to services, at Austin & Barnes. Graveside services followed in the Danner Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials to Medi Home Health & Hospice, 400 Shadowline Dr., Suite 102, Boone, NC 28607.

Online condolences may be shared at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Presnell family.

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