Born: February 11, 1922  Died: March 28, 2000

PRESSLEY, LEON E. - age 78 of Lenoir City, Tennessee, formerly of Lowell, Indiana, passed away Tuesday evening March 28, 2000 at Park West Hospital in Knoxville. Leon was an ordained deacon and a member of Dixie Lee Baptist Church. He was a member of Iron Workers Local #395 in Hammond, Indiana. He was a member of Chota Lodge #253 F&AM, the Scottish Rite Bodies and a 32nd degree Mason. Leon was a veteran of World War II serving with the Navy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Thomas Pressley and Cordie Seals Pressley; sister, Georgia Pressley Lawson.

Survivors: wife, Virginia Ward Pressley; sons and daughters in law, Travis Pressley of Lenoir City, Thomas and Sherry Pressley of Kennesaw, Ga., Richard and Linda Pressley of Crown Point, Ind.; grandchildren, Leland Pressley and wife, Chanda, Brandon Pressley, Jennifer Pressley, Brittney Pressley, Amber Pressley and Kaitlyn Pressley; brother and sister in law, Arthur and Faye Pressley of Concord; sisters and brothers in law,Ailene and Hal Henderson of Watts Bar, Imogene and Robert Luttrell of Lowell, Ind.; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services 11 a.m. Friday Click Funeral Home Chapel Rev. Jim Clayton and Dr. Bruce Yates officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Forest Cemetery with full military conferred by the U.S. Navy and East Tenn. Veteran's Honor Guard. Sons, and grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir

Published in the Knoxville News-Sentinel (TN)
March 30, 2000 

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