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William Y. “Bill” Presley

Death 3 Nov 2012 (aged 91)
Burial Amarillo, Potter County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 100114685 · View Source
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William Y. "Bill" Presley, 91, of Amarillo died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in First Baptist Church Chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6969 E. Interstate 40.

William Y. "Bill" Presley was born Dec. 8, 1920, in Bowie to Markus Edward and Mary Ethel Bullard Presley. He moved with his family to Amarillo in August 1928. He attended Amarillo schools, graduating from Amarillo High School in 1941. Bill also attended Amarillo College. He worked for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway for 45 years, retiring in 1986 as a conductor.

He married Marnelle L. Ledgerwood on Oct. 23, 1965. He was an avid hunter and builder having built his home and airplane. They enjoyed traveling and did so extensively. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church, which he loved. He was dearly loved and will be missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, six sisters and a brother.

Survivors include his wife, Marnelle; six nephews; and two nieces.

The family would like to thank Hospice Care of the Southwest staff for their great care and support.

The family suggests memorials be to a favorite charity.

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Amarillo Globe-News, Nov. 4, 2012




  • Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
  • Added: 3 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100114685
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Y. “Bill” Presley (8 Dec 1920–3 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100114685, citing Memorial Park Cemetery, Amarillo, Potter County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Kenneth D. Bogard (contributor 46562702) .