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Gastonia First Assembly of God
Monday April 9th, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Gastonia First Assembly of God
Monday April 9th, 2018

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Joseph "Joe" Michael Presto

Joseph “Joe” Michael Presto, 36, of Gastonia went to be with his Lord and Savior on April 4, 2018.  Joe was born in Gaston County on June 28, 1981 to Kenneth Presto and Angela Cagle Goble.  He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Dorothy Presto and grandfather, Fred Cagle.  Joe was an all-around great guy.  He loved life as well as his friends and family.  He was always a loyal friend.  He was a real character to be around and made everyone happy.  Joe loved spending time at the beach in the sand as well as spending time in the mountains in the snow.  He spent a lot of time in Florida.  He loved to travel and enjoyed fishing.  Also in his spare time, Joe enjoyed basketball and was a Carolina Tarheels fan.  Throughout his years, Joe became a very neat and organized person and loved when his car was detailed.  Most importantly, Joe rededicated his life to the Lord in September 2017 and he lived his life for the Lord each day thereafter. He was a member of Elevation Church.  He will be missed greatly by all that knew and loved him.

Joe leaves behind his father, Ken and step-mother, Parmella "Sissy" Presto; mother, Angela and step-father, Greg Goble; son, Cayson Michael Presto; fiancé, Heather Thomas; sister, Christina Presto; step-sister, Doris Caroline Foy; step-brother, Bradley Justin Goble; grandmother, Geanette Cagle; and niece, Alexi Dean.

A funeral service to celebrate Joe’s life will be held, Monday, April 9, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at First Assembly of God, 777 S Myrtle School Rd, Gastonia, NC 28052, with Revs. Dennis Boyce, Dickie Spargo, and Chris Guffey officiating.  A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.  Interment will immediately follow the service at Armstrong Cemetery in Gastonia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ground 40, 2128 Remount Rd. Charlotte, NC 28208.

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Joe....as a kid you would come down and play basketball at my house. You were always respectful and well mannered and just a darn good kid. You grew up to be an even better man. When I brought my car in for servicing you always treated me with respect and was honest with me. God be with you my friend.

Tony Cherry
Mount Holly

Tony Cherry Apr 9 2018 12:00 AM

I am so sorry Angie. I don't know the words to say. Just know I love you and I'm praying for you now, and in the days to come. I am so very sorry.

Cheryl Martin Apr 8 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joseph "Joe" Presto

Debra Pervine Apr 8 2018 12:00 AM

Joe we worked together and became the best of friends throughout the years..14years....u&i have seen each other go through it...both good and bad times.our friendship always remains.....u had just got a car and was so proud! I was happy that u was happy...we had some serious conversations the other day....im really going to miss you Joe....i love you..ur forever friend-Tammy McAbee

Tammy mcabee Apr 7 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joseph "Joe" Presto

Benson Funeral & Cremation Staff~ Benny & Amy Apr 6 2018 12:00 AM

I love you Joe more than anyone will ever know. I'm so messed up since losing you. I don't know what to do And I can't wait to be with you again. I LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK!! Your sister always

Christina presto Apr 6 2018 12:00 AM

Joe you were a good friend and will be missed

Sarah Cable Apr 6 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joseph "Joe" Presto

Andrea Asdel Apr 6 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joseph "Joe" Presto

Robyn Ray Martin Apr 6 2018 12:00 AM

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