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John Wayne Pressley, Sr.

October 15, 1948 ~ September 23, 2020 (age 71)


John Wayne Pressley, Sr., age 71 of Ocean Isle Beach, NC passed away on Wednesday the twenty third of September 2020.

Born in Charlotte, NC on the fifteenth of October 1948, John was a son of the late Clyde Shannon and Elva Watterson Pressley. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by a brother, Douglas Shannon Pressley. John and his wife Karen moved to the Myrtle Beach area in 1983 and later moved to Ocean Isle Beach, NC. He worked in the construction aggregate industry. He was a member of the Seaside Masonic Lodge # 419 A,F.M., Myrtle Beach, SC. John was an accomplished outdoorsman and loved hunting and fishing. He will fondly be remembered as the family “Grillmaster” and could cook anything on the grill.

Surviving are his loving wife of fifty-one years, Karen Williams Pressley; a son, John Wayne “JP” Pressley, Jr., of Charleston, SC and a sister Nancy Joyce of Cary, NC.

A Celebration of Life will be conducted on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 10:30 AM in the Shepherd Assembly Church, 6720 Old Shallotte Road, NW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469.

The family requests with gratitude that donations be made in his name to the ALS Association, 1300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22209.

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Michael J Fulwood Funeral Service Licensee, 910-471-5441

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Celebration of Life
October 3, 2020

10:30 AM
Shepherd Assembly Church
6720 Old Shallotte Road, NW
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469


ALS Association
1300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 600, Arlington VA 22209

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