With sad hearts the Presnell family announces the death of Lawrence David Presnell, Sr. on the morning of September 5, 2018 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Husband “Dave”, father “Dad”, grandfather “Paw Paw”, Uncle “Big Dave”, and cousin “David” was born in Knoxville, TN March 7 1936. He left his hometown and enlisted with the U.S. Navy, serving honorably and with distinction throughout his 30 year long career. Captain Presnell was the former Commanding Officer of HM-12 and COMHELTRAWINGLANT. His numerous duty stations and missions around the world made possible the lifelong union with Georgeanna Ezell on November 3, 1962. Dave is survived by his wife Georgeanna and sons Lawrence David Presnell, Jr. (wife Barbara Dean) and Michael Keith Presnell (wife Colleen). Also, by granddaughters Shelby Irene and Audrey Anna Presnell (daughters of Constance Joyce Presnell and Dave Jr.), grandson Josh Poole and great granddaughter Frankie Marie Hamons. Nephews Ed Wallace and Jeff Vehnekamp, and niece Wendy Brooks. A graveside service will commence at 1000 hours at Barrancas National Cemetery aboard Pensacola Naval Air Station, Friday September 14, 2018. For those that wish to attend you are asked to assemble in the car line at Oak Lawn Funeral Home in Warrington, FL at 0915 for 0930 departure and escort to the cemetery. In honor of the deceased or in lieu of flowers or out of state travel, please donate in tribute to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research at