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Rev. Preston Perry Link

June 27, 1936 — November 8, 2022

Statesville – Rev. Preston Perry Link, 86, went to be with his Lord and Savior on November 8, 2022. He was born June 27, 1936 in Iredell County to the late John McLain Link and Bertha Speaks Link. Perry graduated from Union Grove High School in 1955 and then graduated from Piedmont Bible College in 1959. He pastored at Taylor Springs Baptist Church, North Oak Ridge Baptist Church, Vienna Baptist Church, and Mt. Hebron Baptist Church. Perry and his wife Hilda owned and operated Faith Christian Shop in Taylorsville, NC for 38 years. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brothers John Link, Vance Link, Raymond Link and his sisters Eveleen Campbell and Sadie Hansell. Surviving is his wife of 66 years, Hilda Sue Mayberry Link, sons Richard Link, and his wife Tanya and Phillip Link, and his wife Becky. He is also survived by his grandchildren Allison Lloyd, and her husband Lance, Meagan Hendren, and her husband Dustin, Gregory Link, Preston Link, Jonathan Link, and his wife Leah, Joao Carlos Link, and his wife Danielle, Karina Link, and Deacon Link. Also surviving are his great grandchildren Brandon Lloyd, Hunter Lloyd, Raylan Hendren, Willa Hendren, Fenton Hendren, Sawyer Hendren, Luana Link, Miguel Link, Cristina Link and Culberson Link. He is also survived by his sister Carolyn Price, and her husband Jim and several nieces and nephews. His funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, November 10, 2022 at North Oak Ridge Baptist Church by his son, Rev. Phillip Link. Burial will follow at church cemetery. Perry will lie in-state from 9:30 to 10:00 AM Thursday at North Oak Ridge Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the mission fund of North Oak Ridge Baptist Church, 2504 North Oak Ridge Church Road, Boonville, NC 27011. All donations will be given to continue the work started by David and Elwanda Fields in Kenya, West Africa. Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville is serving the Link family. Online condolences can be made at


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