Danny Kaye Pressley

Tuesday, November 18, 1947 - Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Deeply Loved and Greatly Missed

Photo of Danny Kaye Pressley  - 1947-2020

Canton- On Wednesday, February 26, 2020 a man that will be remembered as a loving husband, wonderful daddy, grandfather and a good friend, Danny Kaye Pressley, age 72,  entered into his eternal heavenly home and we give thanks for the blessing that his life has been to each of us.

Danny was born November 18, 1947 in Haywood County to the late Rufus Jennings Pressley and the late Geneva Watson Pressley. He had made his home in Haywood County all of his life and the friends that Danny had made throughout his life were immeasurable.  Danny was a United States Army Veteran having honorably served his country.  He never met a stranger and his friendly and outgoing personality made everyone feel as if they had been his friend forever.  He retired from HT Hackney Company in Waynesville and then began employment with Ingles in Canton where he recently retired. Danny was a indeed a joy and an up lifting spirit to the customers that he served every day, as well as his co-workers. He was an avid NASCAR fan and Rusty Wallace was his favorite driver on the race track!  He collected all types of racing memorabilia and also had a vast collection of Hess trucks.  Family vacations were always filled with happy and fun memories and Danny stayed busy taking family photos that shall be treasured forever. He was a member of Beulah Baptist Church in Canton. Danny was an example of a man with great courage and strength and we shall hold tight to our memories of him and the great love that he held for his family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers.

Surviving are his loving wife of 41 years, Marlene Mills Pressley of Canton; his son, Brandon Pressley and his wife, Michelle of Asheville; his daughters, Pam James and her husband, Johnny of Canton  and Tammy Gibson and her husband, Johnny of Canton; grandchildren, Katy, Zeb, Adriene, Kolby, Kanyon and Kameron; great-grandchildren, Brayden, Aurora and Elara and also a brother.

The funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Beulah Baptist Church with Reverend Barry Clark officiating. The family will be receiving friends at the church from 2:00 until 3:00 pm prior to the funeral service. Burial will be in Bon-A-Venture Cemetery, Old Clyde Road. Serving as pallbearers will be Jeremy Lindstrom, Jacob Suttles, Jr. Messer, Richard Berlage, Keith James, Darrell Surrett and Lee Reynolds.

Memorials may be made in Danny’s memory to American Cancer Society, 31 College Place, Asheville, NC 28801

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Pressley family.  



Condolences from family and friends

I worked with Danny at Ingles. He was truly a great man, his family is in my prayers.
Christian Burnette
Our deepest condolences Adriene and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Gerry and Kathy Kelly. Alcove Qc Canada
I am sorry for y’all lose. I feel like I’ve known him forever cause I grew up around him. You all are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.
Donna Reece
Sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are family.
Alan Stinnett
Tammy Gibson you and your family are in my prayers I remember your dad will be praying for comfort and peace
Cathy Fadler
Thoughts and prayers to this family. This man was a constant in my life for years. A great grandfather to my oldest children. Papaw Danny thank you for loving me years ago and my children endlessly.
Daphne Mcfalls
Although I moved away many years ago My cousin Danny was and has always remained a major Figure in my childhood memories. Some of the fondest memories are Sunday afternoons in my backyard on Shady Drive playing football with all the other kids in the neighborhood. He was always so kind and talkative. May you rest in peace and rejoice in heaven as you reunite with your daddy and mama, RJ and a little Larry Dale.
David Pressley
Sending my dearest sympathies to the family. Danny was a wonderful man. I worked with him at Ingles for quite a few years and even after I left he always spoke and was always joking. He will be greatly missed by many.
Crystal Best
My prayers are with you all. Danny was a wonderful friend. I'm pleased to have had the chance to get to know him.
Stephanie Erwin
My deepest sympathy to the family. Danny was a special person who I always enjoyed talking to. He always had a smile. Prayers for the family.
Anne Mathews
I’m so sorry to hear this.Such a sweet man . He loved talking about his grand babies. And supporting them no matter what they did.
Sherry Herbert
My heart is broken of this loss of this sweet man. It was a pleasure taking care of him when he came into the office. He always has a smile on his face. Keeping all of the family in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss.
Tonya Gardner
So very sorry for your loss. Danny was such a kind person. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
David and LouAnn Pressley
Pam, I am sorry for your loss. Losing a parent is a difficult thing to go through. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Brian Farley
Prayers for your family as they face this .If you need anything let me know .God Bless .
Angela Gibson
I worked with Danny at Ingles years ago- but he was always the best part of my day. I remember him always talking so excitedly when it was time for him and his family to go to the beach, you could tell it was one of his favorite things. He always was there for me to talk to about anything and offered advice or just a listening ear. He was an amazing man!
Brooke Scott
Prayers and comfort to the family. Tim ...Betty Jo and Skye
Betty jo ruff
Dear Marlene and Family, I am sorry for your loss. Danny was a classmate of mine and I have wondered over the years where he was, what he was doing, and how life had been. I am sorry that I have only learned how close by he has been throughout our lives. May the Holy Ghost provide you comfort and peace in the upcoming days and months. Sincere Sympathy, Sharon Byers Conner
Sharon Byers Conner
Danny was a special man. Always had a smile on his face when you saw him. I love all of his family and they always made me feel welcome when they had a picnic. Which was often. We love you and are praying for Marlene and all of you.
Chick and Penny Best
We are so sorry to hear about Danny's passing. Prayers for each of member of your family. Dan and Karen Warren
Dan and Karen Warren
Marlene, Tammy & Family, I am so sorry for you loss of Husband and Dad. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. ~ Jackie
Jackie Edwards
I,am so sorry for the passing of Danny. He will surely be missed buy all his Family and Friends. 'With Love and Prayers.
Linda, Joey and Jeff WarrenI
I send my deepest sympathy during this time of sorrow. I enjoyed working with Danny at Ingles
Jacob Glance