Danny Franklin Presley

Danny Franklin Presley

Danny Franklin Presley, 69, of Lafayette passed away peacefully in his home on June 18.

Danny was born on April 21, 1950, to the late Louis and Neomi Presley. He was one of three children, including Diane Chaffin and the late David Presley Sr.

Danny married the love of his life, Dinkey Presley, on July 12, 1968. From this union, Danny and Dinkey have three children -- Jimmy, Melissa, and Danielle; eight grandchildren -- Ashley Willis, Beth Davis, Heaven Cross, Brooke Presley, Brandy Green, Cayla McClard, Bailey McClard and Danny Presley; five great-grandchildren, Lucas Davis, Hailey Willis, Hunter Willis, Kyndal Rutan and Zak Davis. Danny and Dinkey celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last year with family.

In his spare time, Danny enjoyed being outside, collecting antiques and working on cars and lawn mowers. Most of all he loved spending time with his family.

He was a great husband, father, papa and friend. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him, especially his family and his favorite running buddy, Doug Summers.

Danny Presley is survived by: his wife, Dinkey Presley; sister and brother-in-law, Dianne Chaffin and Roger Geifer; son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Janet Presley; daughters, Melissa Presley, Danielle McClard; eight grandchildren; Ashley (and Richard) Willis, Beth (and Donnie) Davis, Heaven (and Nick) Cross, Brooke Presley, Brandy Green, Cayla McClard, Danny Presley, Bailey McClard; five great-grandchildren, Lucas Davis, Hailey Willis, Hunter Willis, Kyndal Rutan, Zak Davis; and running buddy and friend, Doug Summers.

Danny was preceded in death by: his father, Louis Presley; mother, Neomi Presley; and brother, David Presley Sr.