John A. Presley

Jan. 30, 1928 - Feb. 8, 2018

Died peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family. Left to mourn is his loving wife of 71 years, Vera (nee Jackson) and children Jackie (late Delbert), Shelagh (Andrew), Pauline (late Bryan), Brenda (Kym), Merle (Randy), Allen (Mary), Harold (Bev), Jenny (Brian) and Johnny (Blair). Predeceased by his sons Randy (1979) and Elvis (2011) and daughter Susan (2015). He will be lovingly missed by his sister Grace Youmans and by his many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held in the Emmanuel United Church Hall (63 Factory St., Odessa) on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 1-4 p.m. In memory of John, donations to Emmanuel United Church would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the PAUL G. PAYNE FUNERAL HOME, 178 Main St., Odessa, Ontario K0H 2H0. Please share your memories and condolences with the family at