Ralph Douglas Pressley
In Loving Memory
Waynesville- Ralph Douglas Pressley, age 62, of the Bethel Community, passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Tuesday, February 11, 2020.
A native of Haywood County, he was the son of the late Earl Lynn Pressley and the late Eula Mae Shytle Pressley.
A 1976 graduate of Tuscola High School, he had been employed by Winn-Dixie and by Ingles as a meat cutter from the age of 16. We give thanks for the life of Ralph Pressley, and his memory will remain with those who knew him forever.
Surviving is a sister, Joy Pressley Newton and her husband David of Waynesville; and his border collie, Smoke.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, February 16, 2020 in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home in Canton. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service. Pastor Gary Putnam and Pastor Bryan Myers will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel Community Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are: Dick Rogers, Lewis Cooke, Jimmie Smathers, Mike Milner, James Conard, and Larry Wyatt.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Haywood County Schools Lunch Program at 1230 North Main Street, Waynesville, NC 28786.
Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Pressley family.