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Paul Randal Presley, 54

Paul Randal Presley, 54, of Jacksonville passed away on January 11, 2021.  He was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas on July 6, 1966, to the late John Oscar and Margaret Ann (Hufford) Presley.

He loved and lived for hunting, fishing and being with family and friends. He was a member of the Bear House Deer Camp in Monticello and for 30+ years he worked as an Account Representative for Sunbelt Convention Services. He was a true friend to all who knew him and would lend a hand to anyone in need.

Paul grew up in Little Rock and graduated from Parkview High School in 1984. His magnetic personality and charm cultivated friendships that lasted a lifetime. He always had the biggest heart in the room and would do anything for anyone he thought needed it. His friends and family returned that love and support without hesitation. One of his friends described him best:

“I never met a man who was a better friend to his friends; he had a lot of them and loved each and every one of them, and they loved him right back. You were truly one of the good ones, Paul. You will be missed….”

His deer camp was his little slice of Heaven here on earth and he would rather be there than anywhere else, unless it was on the river or lake in his beautiful boat.

He is preceded in death by his parents, a sister Traci Ann Presley-Tackett and brother Fred Richard Presley.

Paul leaves behind his siblings John Mark Presley (Amy) and Michelle Kathryn Alley (Jody); his nieces and nephews Alexander Presley, Max Presley, Emma Presley, Analise Presley, and Lily Presley; God-son Ken Bowers; his cat, of 17 years, Lucy; and a host of extended friends and family.

Paul’s Celebration of Life will be Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 2pm at A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville. In light of the current health concerns, Paul’s family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers if you are not able to attend the service. Please be aware, as per Arkansas directives, attendance will be regulated in accordance to Arkansas guidelines, all guests in attendance will be required to wear masks/facial coverings and social distancing guidelines will be in place. Service will be streamed via Facebook Live for anyone who wishes to attend. Live link will be located on “A Natural State Funeral Service” Facebook page and will begin when the service begins.

Arrangements are entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas.  501-982-3400


Please click below link for Tribute to Paul’s Life:


  • Catherine & Tommy Murchison Posted January 14, 2021 10:05 PM

    We love you Paul! Rest in Peace my friend! Big Buck Classic will never be the same!

  • David Myers Posted January 15, 2021 3:40 PM

    Paul was a great guy. He will be missed

  • Craig Scott Posted January 15, 2021 3:51 PM

    Although I haven’t seen you in years, I’ll always remember what a nice guy you were. I’m sure you will be missed by all that knew you. Rest In Peace Brother.

    • Dwayne Jones Posted January 16, 2021 8:06 AM

      Paul, you will be missed but not forgotten. You have been a part of the great memories I have from our high school days, football, intense Basketball games in your driveway, just fun times. Thanks, Rest In Peace

  • Jennifer Scritchfield Posted January 15, 2021 4:13 PM

    Paul you will be missed. It was always good to see you and be greater with your warm smile. Until we meet again. Rest In Peace my friend

  • Alexis Teal Posted January 15, 2021 4:55 PM

    Loved working conventions when Paul was on deck to take care of our needs via Sunbelt. He was the best! Met him in 2011 and we became instant friends. Each time we got to work together, I got a big ole hug. It’s going to be so strange not to see him the next time I’m back in an exhibit hall. I can’t imagine how those close to him are feeling. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

  • Nate Hartness Posted January 15, 2021 7:37 PM

    I went to school with paul from 4 grade till high school at parkview he was a good friend for many years and will be missed very much… Fly high my brother c u on the other side🇺🇲

  • John Collins Posted January 15, 2021 8:04 PM

    RIP brotha.

  • Sonya Higgins , Stagehand Posted January 15, 2021 10:28 PM

    Ahh I will laugh through the heartache when I think of Paul..Always a joy to work , ride, and lunch with him..he shared all his adventures with his stagehands at work..We shared birth month, aches and

  • Darla Brack Posted January 16, 2021 1:42 AM

    It was always a pleasure working with Paul. Gone but not forgotten. Rest high on the mountain my friend.

  • BJ Grider Posted January 16, 2021 1:43 AM

    Paul was a great guy may he Rest In Peace

  • Greg Laing Posted January 16, 2021 2:39 AM

    So many great memories of fun times hunting and just hanging out. You will be missed by many! RIP my friend

  • George Gizzi Posted January 16, 2021 1:37 PM

    To a dear friend that is going to be missed. Always enjoyed being around him and working with him.

  • Keni Posted January 16, 2021 7:32 PM

    Paul & I met on New Years Eve 2005 ! He always called my little dog “snickers” Milky Way and he always made fun of my “little bunny smile”! Paul, my friend, we knew one another WHEN! You are forever one of the best! 💋

  • Joe Penor Posted January 17, 2021 9:36 AM

    I always thought of Paul as my third son, he and I would kid about that. Paul you will be in my heart forever. I will miss you,son. RIP

  • Ronny Stone Posted January 17, 2021 3:28 PM

    Heartfelt Condolences and Prayers for the Family.
    God’s Speed Paul.

  • Joe Rumph Posted January 18, 2021 3:58 PM

    Paul is a friend that has a big heart. He has been a friend to all. He also has a father’s heart. He would bring his Godson, Ken to deer camp, teaching him how to deer hunt, mentoring and loving him like a father. Paul, I will be looking forward to seeing you and the Lord in heaven when it’s my time to come upstairs.

  • Patty & Herb Yarbrough Posted January 18, 2021 7:14 PM

    Peace in the heart now that rest has come.
    Peace in the mind now that suffering is over.
    Peace in the soul of the loved and beloved.
    May your memories give us lasting peace.
    Rest in love, Paulie! We will all miss your kind heart and sweet smile.

  • Brent Day Posted January 19, 2021 7:20 AM

    Paul had such a big heart, he brought a smile to everyone he was around! I’m gonna miss you my friend! See you on the other side buddy. RIP Paul

  • Arthur Pruitt Posted January 19, 2021 10:09 AM

    I will miss you, Paul. Please watch over all of us. Rest in Peace, Brother.

  • Libby Lawson Posted January 21, 2021 2:31 PM

    My prayers are with your family.

  • Rose Back Posted January 25, 2021 8:24 PM

    Dear Michelle,
    Please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of your brother, Paul. Sincerely, Rose & Ed

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