Ronnie Wayne Pressley, age 78 of Clinton

Ronnie Wayne Pressley, age 78 of Clinton, passed away on Friday, March 20, 2020 at his home. He was born on October 8, 1941 to the late Dewey and Mary Bane Bradshaw Pressley in Loudon County. He retired from Y-12 as a carpenter after 25 years of service. He was well known for his craftsmanship in custom cabinetry. He also enjoyed entertaining guests with his shrimp boils. Ronnie was an avid Dale Earnhardt fan. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and was of the Baptist faith. He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and adored his great-granddaughter, Pressley Claire. He will be dearly missed.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brothers, Tony Pressley, Ed Pressley; sisters, Alice Wood, and Brenda Russell.
He is survived by: daughters, Rhonda Hurst, Darla Fritts and husband Rusty; grandchildren, Danny Hurst, Madison Floyd and husband Jacob, Courtney Ford and husband Parker, Savannah Martin and husband Levi; great-granddaughter, Pressley Claire Floyd; sister, Faye Williams; brother, Gary Pressley and wife Carolyn; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends.
Friends may call at their convenience at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton on Sunday, March 22, 2020 from 12-4pm. Graveside service will be private at Farmers Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at  Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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