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Richard Frank Pressley

October 24, 1962 ~ December 24, 2018 (age 56)

Richard Frank Pressley, age 56 of LaFollette left this world at 2:30 on Monday, December 24, 2018 at University of Tennessee Hospital.  He was a Chemist at Best ABT in Louisville, Tennessee.  He was a gentle person and a gentleman.  He graduated from Fulton High school, class of 1981.  He was a graduate of University of Tennessee in Knoxville with advance degrees from UTK and City University of New York.  Richard lived a life of order and structure and took very good care of his family; especially his wife of 16 years; Judy Morton Pressley. 

He is much beloved and survived by his loving wife Judy, his sister Claudia Pressley & husband Russell Dern, his niece Kimball Grace Wise and nephew Arman Connor Wise.  His best friends are Rick Wise and Kenneth Ammons.  Also survived by a host of other in laws, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by parents John Lyle and Nettie Marie (Denton) Pressley.

Visitation will be 5-7 PM Friday, December 28, 2018 in the chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home followed by funeral service at 7 PM.  Friends and family will meet 1:15 PM Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Martin Wilson Funeral Home to go in procession to Pond Cemetery for 2 PM interment.

Donations may be made to Campbell County Cancer Association in care of Clarence Lowe And Cancer Support Community of East Tennessee, 2230 Sutherland Ave. Knoxville, TN 37919.

Richard’s guest book may be viewed at

Arrangements by Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most”

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