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Gregory Gene Presnell

February 28, 1961 ~ March 4, 2019 (age 58)

Waynesville, Gregory Gene Presnell, 58, passed away on Monday, March 4, 2019 at his residence.

A native of Haywood County, he was the son of Ruth Ferguson Presnell and the late Bobby Gene Presnell.  He was very skilled and loved to work.  He was a member of Calvary Road Baptist Church.  He was also involved in stock car racing as a fabricator and was a pit crew member. He loved spending quality time with his family and being outdoors. 

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 22 years, Beth Weber Presnell; three daughters, Angela Presnell Duckett, Danielle Nicole Presnell and Amber Akers Freeman (Chad); a son, Steven Dewayne Akers (Stephanie); a brother, Andy Presnell (Debbie); and eleven grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2019 in the Waynesville Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with Reverend Kenneth Rhinehart officiating.  Burial will follow at Dawn Memory Garden.  The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 2:00 p.m. prior to services at the funeral home.

The care of Gregory has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at

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