Willard T. Pressley, 82 of Paris, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Brentwood Nursing Center.
Cremation arrangements were handled by Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home. A visitation has been set for Monday, February 12, 2018 at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home from 6:30 to 7:30 P.M.
He was born on December 28, 1935 to Dillard and Eleanor Spears Pressley in Mansfield, Texas. He worked as a Ranch Hand in New Mexico. After moving back to Texas he worked for Bell Helicopter. Upon moving to Paris he worked as a truck driver for Merico, then opening up his own Paint & Body shop.
He is survived by his son, Mike Pressley; daughter, Delayna Gray; grandchildren, Michael W. Pressley, Jr., and wife Keli, Caitlin Gentry and husband Dustin; great-grandchild, Brie Pressley; brothers, Bobby Pressley and wife Darlene, Jerry Pressley and wife Linda; sister, Nora Green and husband Charles; the mother of his children, Connie Pressley; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his parents; twin brother, Dillard Pressley; brother, Ray Pressley; sister. Margie Ellis.
The family would like to give a special thanks to the nursing staff at Brentwood Terrace and to Summit Hospice.
Online condolences may be sent to the Pressley family at www.fry-gibbs.com