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John Presler

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PRINCETON - John Harrison "Bill" Presler, of Clarksville, Tenn., formerly of Princeton, died at 7:02 a.m. Friday, June 13, 2014.

He retired as fiscal manager of the Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville and formerly worked in the dairy foods business for 37 years. He was a member of Fairview Methodist Church and was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving on the U.S.S. Saratoga during World War II.

He is survived by three sons, Paul Edward of Lexington, John H. II of Princeton, and Thomas O'Hara of Clarksville; nine grandchildren, Elizabeth Presler-Marshall, Paul Edward Presler, Myles O'Hara Presler, Erin Ashley Presler-Arnold, Trevor Pettit Presler, Emory Presler Spradlin, Ardath Paige Presler-Jur, William Warner Presler and Dottie Marie Presler; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Ann O'Hara Presler; one brother; two sisters; and one great-grandson. His parents were Ivan Hartzal Presler and Nellie Edna Little Presler.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Sharon Murray and Jamus Redd officiating. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. until funeral time.

The family requests that memorial gifts be made to the Fairview United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 370, Eddyville, KY 42038 and Butler High School/Caldwell County High Alumni and Friends, P.O. Box 165, Princeton, KY 42445.

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