Presley Battiest, Sr., 79, passed away at the OSU Medical Center, in Tulsa, OK, August 5, 2016. He was born October 19, 1936, in Bethel, OK, to Cyrus Wade Battiest, Sr. and Catherine (Taylor) Battiest. Presley was a member of the Bible Baptist Church, in Wright City, OK, and had lived in McCurtain County most of his life. Presley was retired from Weyerhaeuser as a machine operator. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports, playing piano and singing in church, and going to basketball games. He also enjoyed working on lawn mowers and loved his wrestling. Presley is preceded in death by his parents, Cyrus Wade Battiest, Sr. and Catherine (Taylor) Battiest; two sisters, Cindy Maytubby and Sally Crosby; a granddaughter, Lindsey Battiest; and a sister-in-law, Viola Battiest. Presley leaves to cherish his memory his best friend and caregiver, Serena Battiest; his sons, Frederick Battiest, and wife, Rachel, Jonathan Battiest, and Presley Battiest, all of Wright City, OK, and Gerald Nehka, of DeQueen, AR; his daughters, Crystal Battiest James, of Wright City, OK, Angela Kaulaity, of Broken Bow, OK, Cathy Baker, and husband, Patrick, of Elton, LA, and Carol Nehka, of Wright City, OK; his brothers, Cyrus Battiest, Jr., and wife, Betty, of Wright City, OK, Charles Battiest, and wife, Marietta, of Hugo, OK, Doyce "Sonny" Battiest, of San Antonio, TX, and Luther Battiest, and wife, Donna, of Wright City, OK; his sisters, Loretha Gates, of Wright City, OK, and Linda Sue Battiest, of Broken Bow, OK; his seven grandchildren, Jonathan Jr., Hallie, Hillary, Brandi, Mikayla, Jeremy, and Wesley;; many nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and many friends. A Celebration of Life Service will be Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at 2:00 PM, at the Wright City Auditorium, Wright City, OK, with burial at Slater Memorial Cemetery. Wayne Anna and Clayton Anna will be officiating. A Wake Service will be Monday, August 8, 2016, from 6:00 - 8:00, at Brumley Funeral Home Chapel, Broken Bow, OK. Visitation Brumley Funeral Home Chapel Monday, August 08, 2016 06:00 AM - 08:00 AM Email Details 500 N. Park Dr.Broken Bow, OK 74728 Directions Funeral Wright City School Auditorium Tuesday, August 09, 2016 02:00 PM Email Details Wright City, OK 74766 Directions \nTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Presley Battiest, Sr., please visit our floral store.