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In loving memory of
Dr. John Moody Presley
  • October 30, 1926
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  • October 31, 2018

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Dr. John Moody Presley, 92, passed away on October 31. He was born on October 30, 1926 in Falcon, NC, he has been a resident of this area since June 1998, coming here from Salem, VA. Dr. Presley was a retired VA Medical Center director. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Mensa and The Presidents Commission on Retardation. When he wasn’t working, John could be found working on Model A Fords, which he both collected and restored, he was an author, a speaker, a patent producer, the founder of a youth camp and many other things. He had a passion for music, he could play over 30 instruments, with the trumpet being his favorite. He wrote music and sang throughout his life.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Isaac Hill Presley and Mary Willette Puckett Presley, his sons, John Terry Presley and M. Scott Presley, and two grandchildren Shane Collins and Crystal Collins and his brothers Jackson Presley and Charles Presley .
He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his devoted wife of 60 years, Jane, son, Dan E. (Debbie) Presley of Port Orange, daughter Joy (Leon) Moore of Daytona Beach, grandchild, Kelsey Hunt of Albertville, AL and great grandchild Bryson Hunt.
“If I can help somebody as they pass my way, then my living will not be in vain.”


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Location:
Heritage Place at Baldwin Brothers
620 Dunlawton Avenue, Port Orange, FL 32127
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Date & Time:
November 11, 2018 at 1:30 PM


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  1. Sandra Lovellettr lit a candle:
    05 Nov 2018
    Lit since November 5, 2018 at 11:01:09 PM

  2. Nancy Osborn says:
    05 Nov 2018
    Moody was such a wonderful friend I got to have in his later years of life! He was such a blessing and an inspiration to be around and his sweetness was so much like my husbands, that even my daughter who only met him fell in love with his spirit he exuberated to her! He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him that are still here. Till we meet again, Moody, RIP! Much love to his family and praying GOD provides all the comfort and help they need now and in the days to come! ❤️

  3. Leigh Ann says:
    04 Nov 2018
    Sending love, hugs and deepest sympathy for the loss of “Pops” Peace be with you-

  4. Kelsey Hunt says:
    04 Nov 2018
    What a sweet soul !! You will be missed grandpa !! So glad u are not hurting anymore !!

  5. Christine says:
    04 Nov 2018
    Heaven has received an angel .Moody will be missed by so many people!He was such a sweet and caring man!Rest in peace.Play your piano for everyone and keep smiling!

  6. Christine Mueller lit a candle:
    04 Nov 2018
    Lit since November 4, 2018 at 11:46:27 PM

  7. Hugh H. Morgan says:
    04 Nov 2018
    John Moody Presley and his two brothers, Jackson, and Charles Presley, were my heroes when I was growing up. One summer he was the featured youth camp speaker. He played softball with us, and cheer us to victory.

    He was a graduate of Asbury College, now Asbury University in Wilmore,KY. I played trombone and sousaphone in the United States Marine Corps in Quantico, VA. When I completed my three-year commitment in the Marines I attended one year of resident studies at Asbury College.

    Over the many years that have come and gone, I have maintained communications with Moody and his dear wife, Jane. I greatly treasure my friendship with the two lovely people of God.

    May God bless and bring comfort to Jane and her family in their time of grief.

    Your friend in all seasons,

    Hugh H. Morgan
    Founder, CEO Editor
    Hugh's News, Inc.

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