HENRY PARKS NEISLER, SR. - Henry Parks Neisler, Sr., resident of Kings Mountain, NC died January 7, 2013 at Hospice of Cleveland County, Kings Mtn. NC. He was the eldest of twin sons born on September 14, 1927 to the late Paul Mauney Neisler and Dicey Kathryn Moss Neisler in their home in Kings Mountain. He was also preceded in death by his two brothers, Paul M. Neisler, Jr. and Charles Andrew Neisler. Henry attended Kings Mountain Schools before graduating from Fisburne Military Academy and Davidson College. At Davidson, he was a member of both the varsity basketball and tennis teams. After college he joined Neisler Mills in Kings Mountain and went on to serve in the United States Army from 1952 until 1954. Two years later he joined his father and brothers in the organization of Dicey Mills Inc. in Shelby and would serve as its Chief Executive Officer for over thirty years until his death. He was a lifetime member of First Presbyterian Church of Kings Mountain, serving as elder, deacon, and Sunday School teacher. Henry possessed an enduring love for the ocean, spending the summers of his youth with his family at the Neisler Cottage at Crescent Beach, South Carolina, and later becoming one of the first homeowners at Kiawah Island, SC. He was an expert fisherman and tennis enthusiast.
SURVIVORS: Loving wife of 63 years: Marilyn Biggers Neisler Sons: Henry Parks Neisler, Jr. William Hayne Neisler David Carl Neisler Daughter-in-law: Leonor D. Neisler 13 nieces and nephews.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: First Presbyterian Church, Wednesday, January 9, 2013 3:00 P.M.
VISITATION: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 immediately following the service in the fellowship hall of First Presbyterian Church.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150
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