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Franklin Delano Pressley

February 8, 1931 — June 2, 2024

Canton

Franklin Delano Pressley

Franklin "Frank" Delano Pressley, a cherished member of the Cruso community, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2024, at CarePartners Hospice Solace Center in Buncombe County.  He was born on February 8, 1931 in Haywood County.
 
Frank had a fulfilling career and retired from Champion Paper Mill. He was also a member of Cruso United Methodist Church. Additionally, he proudly served in the United States Army.
 
Frank was a loving husband to his wife of 64 years, Frances Louise Reece Pressley. Together they built a beautiful family filled with love and precious memories. Frank is survived by his wife Louise Pressley; son Ricky Pressley (Lucy) of West Union, SC; daughters Diane Rowland (Bryan) of Canton, NC, and Linda Barham (Gary) of Calhoun, TN; and brother Carroll Pressley of Cruso, NC.
 
In addition to his immediate family, Frank leaves behind a legacy through his two grandchildren: Zack Rowland (Makayla), Heath Rowland (Izzy); two great-grandchildren: Addy Rowland and Reid Rowland; as well as a niece Carolyn Wilson of Cruso, NC.
 
Frank was preceded in death by his parents Theodore and Nora Belle Reece Pressley, his son Franklin D. Pressley Jr and sister Maxine Havens. 
 
Funeral Services to honor and celebrate Frank's life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2024 in the Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with Pastor Jack Ward officiating.  Burial will follow at Cruso United Methodist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 12:30 until service time at the funeral home.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to CarePartners Hospice Solace Center, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC  28813.

The care of Mr. Pressley has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Home of Canton and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at www.wellsfuneralhome.com

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Visitation

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

12:30 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Wells Funeral Home - Canton

3715 Asheville Highway, Canton, NC 28716

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home

3715 Asheville Hwy, Canton, NC 28716

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Burial

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Cruso United Methodist Church Cemetery

11653 Cruso Road, Canton, NC 28716

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