CullmanTimes.com - Cullman, Alabama

Obituaries

November 28, 2012

Paul David Presto

CULLMAN — Paul David Presto

Funeral services for Paul David Presto will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at St. Andrews United Methodist Church, the Revs. Walter Cash, Lee Witherington and Jonathan Todd officiating, with interment in Cullman City Cemetery. The body will lie in state from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.

Cullman Heritage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Paul, 83, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Cullman Long Term Care and Rehab Center. He was born March 27, 1929, in Birmingham, Ala., to Joseph David and Mary Margaret Bensco Presto.

He was an active member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church, the Seekers Sunday School class, North Alabama Emmaus Community, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and in his retirement years, a cattle farmer.

Most of Paul’s professional career was spent as a commercial building superintendent. Paul oversaw projects scattered throughout the Southeastern United States, these ranged from churches and schools to buildings involving national security. These buildings stand as a testament to the hard work and dedication to the field he loved. He displayed the same characteristics in the foundation of his family; they also carried over into his retirement life, as he oversaw numerous building projects at St. Andrews. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to all.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents; a son, David; and his brothers, Robert and Larry.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Jo Noneaker Presto; daughters, Patti (Michael) Wray of Logan and Mary Grace (Joe Don) Castleberry of Bowie, Md.; sons, Phillip (Karen), Patrick (Teresa), and Dale (Rita), all of Cullman; sisters, Ethel Lowery of Birmingham and Anna Gallops of Austin, Texas; grandchildren, Christy Reach, Michael (Pam) Wray, Greg (Shayla) Wray, Jammie Johnson, Jennifer (Dustin) Barnett, Nathan Necklaus, Brandon Necklaus, Joshua Presto, Christopher Presto, Johnathon Presto, Peyton Presto, and Dawson Presto; and 15 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials to the Alabama Kidney Foundation, P.O. Box 12505, Birmingham, AL 35202; or to the Elevator Fund at St. Andrews United Methodist Church of Cullman.

 

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • Dr. William Seay

    Funeral services for Dr. William Seay, 78, of Holly Pond will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at Holly Pond Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. Benjamin Smothers officiating, with interment in Holly Pond Cemetery.
     

    July 30, 2014

  • Jerry Wayne Moore

    Graveside services for Jerry Wayne Moore, 46, of Cullman will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Graves Gap Cemetery near Hayden, the Rev. Steve Rodgers officiating.
     

    July 30, 2014

  • Pamela Carter Sanderson

    Pamela Carter Sanderson, 62, of Beaverton, Ala., passed away Friday, July 25, 2014, at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield, Ala.
     

    July 28, 2014

  • Edith Wilkins Farmer

    Funeral services for Edith Wilkins Farmer, 90, of Addison will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Nichols Funeral Home, Robert Partridge officiating, with burial in Kemp Cemetery.
     

    July 28, 2014

  • Frances Britt Smith

    Funeral services for Frances Britt Smith, 85, of Rock Springs community in Blount County will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Antioch Baptist Church, the Rev. Jerry Hackney officiating, with burial in Rock Springs Cemetery.
     

    July 28, 2014

  • William Ross Baker

    William Ross Baker, 82, left this world, finished his race and passed through the gates of Glory, Monday, July 28, 2014. He heard those precious words from Christ, “Well done, good and faithful servant, enter into the Glories of the Lord.”
     

    July 28, 2014

  • lawenforcementreports.jpg Arrests, incidents reports for July 25-27, 2014

    Here is a look at the incidents that were reported to the Cullman City Police Department for Friday, Saturday and Sunday:
     

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Susan Melissa Neck Werner

    July 26, 2014

  • 7-27 SUN. obit Stafford.jpg Carlton Eugene Stafford

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-27 SUN. obit Stafford.jpg Carlton Eugene Stafford

    Carlton Eugene Stafford, 82, of Cullman passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Cullman Regional Medical Center. He was born April 14, 1932, James and Mary Katherine Brown Stafford. Mr. Stafford was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was the original owner of Carlton’s restaurant.
     

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo