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Ex Hughson city manager Presley dies
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Troy Presley, the man who rose from public works director to become city manager of Hughson, has died.

Presley, an Oakdale resident, died Nov. 20. A graveside service was held Monday at Burwood Cementary in Escalon.

He worked for the city of Oakdale from December 1968 to May 1975, then went to work for the city of Hughson as its Public Works Director. He retired from the city of Hughson as City Manager in December 1994.

As city manager Presley worked on the $1.8 million sewer plant project that went on line in September 1987. Prior to the plant going on line, the city had a building moratorium. Once sewer capacity was expanded, the city grew, including with the 89-unit Willow Manor and smaller Bavaro Estates.

Presley also helped the city to establish the Tully Road park which was later re-named Rolland Starn Park.

Troy Calvin Presley was born on Sept. 8, 1930 in King George, Va. to Donald Lenore and Kitty Belle Phillips Presley. At age 17, Troy joined the Navy on March 14, 1948. In 1952, while his ship was in port in Oakland, he met future wife, Dimple; they were married in January 1953. He retired from the Navy on Dec. 1, 1967 and moved to Oakdale.

He leaves behind his wife of 55 years, Dimple Presley of Oakdale; his children, Michael Presley Oakdale and Judy Ulrich of Turlock; his grandchildren, Jason Presley of San Leandro, Aaron Presley of Katy, Texas, and Mark Ulrich and Troy Ulrich, both of Hughson.

Remembrances in Troy's honor may be made to the Salvation Army.