Steven Presley

Steven James Presley, 57 of Irving, passed away Saturday July 7, 2018. Interment will take place at a future date at a National Veterans Cemetery. Cremation services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers of Bryan College Station, Texas.

Steven was born September 22, 1960, in Detroit, Michigan, to Clifton and Paula Presley. He most recently worked as a support specialist for Verizon. Steven was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he proudly served during Desert Storm I and II. While in the military, he used the nickname Elvis. He was proud of the work he did in the military, and would share about his travels to anyone who would listen.

Steven had a wonderful relationship with Jesus. His faith stood the test of time thru his journey with cancer. He lived every day as if it was his last and would share his faith in words and in his actions. He worshiped every Sunday at Irving Bible Church, and enjoyed spending time with his Thrive group. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day- and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:7 & 8

He was preceded in death by his father Clifton Presley.

Survivors include his son, Samuel James Presley; daughter, Heather King and husband Justin; mother, Paula Presley; brother, Rick Presley and wife Candy; sister, Susan Presley; nephews, Jimmy Ray, Stuart Bingham, Thomas Lamb, Timothy Lamb, Alex Presley, Jacob Hammond, Riley Buckner; Nieces, Anastasia Culbertson, Andrea Presley, Alisha Presley, Angelica Presley, and Shannon Bingham. Great nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in honor of Steve to Lola Shrimplin who was his caretaker, at or the Wounded Warrior Project at

Steve’s thought of the day: Why is it when someone is asked, “What would you bring with you on a desert island?”; no one ever says “a boat!”

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  1. Steve was my friend, I’ve known him for almost 40 years. Steve was once was my Brother in law. Steve has showed us what a Christian should act and live like. My prayer are with Heather and Samuel. Steve and I have spoke several times and he always told me how proud he was to be a father of two fine children. May God bless you and comfort you in the days to come.

  2. Steve was a great man. He was in our family for years and I miss his joking around. One day we will all meet in heaven. I’m praying for his kids that God will get them thru this loss.

  3. I am so sorry to hear or Steve’s passing but celebrating his new life with his savior!! I know he was a blessing to his family and he will forever be in your heart. Prayers for family and friends as they go through each day without him.

  4. Much love to you all. I have so much admiration for how Steve lived his life and so much gratitude for his sharing that with the masses. I know he will be missed.

  5. My deepest sympathies Samuel and Heather and prayers of comfort for them and the whole the family.

  6. My heart goes out to the family of Steve. Especially Paula. We lost a son suddenly when he was 35.. I can truly say been there. Nothing harder than losing a son or daughter. Steve’s testimony is a comforting thought.

  7. Steven has finally earned his “day in paradise”. A true gentle giant, always with a kind word or funny story. You will be missed Elvis.

  8. We will miss him and his wonderful presence. His laughter and his sense of humor was a great attribute. He was my Google before there was one. Love ya Elvis.

  9. Steve was a very godly man. I met him while stationed at McGuire AFB and we became close friends. I consider him to be the big brother I never had. He was always there to encourage me in my walk with Christ, to offer advice and to just lend a listening ear when the situation called for it. I am very thankful for the time I had to know him, and I feel that I am a better man as a result. Thank you, God, for Steve Presley!

    I will be praying for all of you!

  10. Sending love and prayers to the Presley family during their time of sorrow. Steve was a model for us all as he fought the good fight of faith. I will miss his sense of humor that he displayed until the end. Remember, weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning!

  11. I cannot begin to express my sadness for your loss. I worked with Steve at Verizon for years. Even though we never met face to face, I knew I had a friend and colleague for life. His spirit and love of life and family will continue to live on in my heart. He fought the good fight and will be forever missed and remembered. My love to all of his family and friends. Until we meet again.

  12. Dear Paula, Susan, Richard & Candy, family and friends,

    We will be praying for you as you carry on. Your dear Steven is with Jesus and “No more pain”.
    Although we haven’t been in contact with him for 40 years, we still remember the happy times together serving the Lord with the Lexington Baptist College Chorale.
    He was always cheerful, even on those Sunday nights after traveling all weekend, pulling ourselves out of the cramped up van.

    We will sing again with him at the feet of Jesus.

    In Christian Love,
    Mike & Annette Mullins

  13. Paula,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I’m hope that you can find comfort in the fact that he was such a devout Christian and will have a home with the Lord.

  14. I met Steve while he was stationed a McGuire AFB. He became a close friend who was always there for me. He always brought a smile to your face with his witty humor. He lived his faith out in the open and always encourage, helped, and support those friends around him. His faith living made me to shine more for Jesus. I know the time we had in NJ was the plan of God. And I thank God for him and his influence onmy life. He will be missed by many but he is in heaven sing with Jesus.

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