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Virgil Pressnell

November 15, 1934 January 2, 2019
Virgil Pressnell
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Obituary for Virgil Pressnell

Virgil Pressnell, age 84, of Dalton, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Curtis and Ruth Pressnell; infant brother, Earnest, brothers, Barney, Marvin, Douglas, James and Carlos.
Mr. Pressnell was a member of Central Church of Christ.
Virgil was well known for his sense of humor, his love of his family, and sports. Many knew him through various outlets – his delivery service, his love of sports and competitions, or his go-kart track. All who knew him loved his great sense of adventure, his humor, funny comments and the smile that was readily available for anyone.
Virgil worked for Western Union doing Teletype and later as an Office Manager. He enjoyed traveling to cover many interesting events such as the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, The Masters Tournament; various bowl games, and many other newsworthy events. Virgil also had Dalton’s only rental go kart track off Waring Road and co-owned the racetrack built next to North West High School. He spent many hours at both and the whole family was involved in the competitive fun times there. In 1970, Virgil started his own Delivery Service for drug stores, florists, printing companies, and banks while driving his trademark white vans. He enjoyed meeting people and his delivery service so much he worked until he was 79.
Virgil was an avid bowler and competed in both leagues and travel tournaments for over 50 years. As a coach, he touched many lives through little league baseball, football, and umpiring. Virgil played adult league softball and pitched at every opportunity well into his sixties. Family gatherings could be counted on for times spent playing backyard baseball, driveway basketball, kickball, or pitching shoes.
We will miss his silly jokes, stories, and infectious laugh, but will rejoice in the fact that he is free and no longer in pain.
He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Pressnell of the residence; two daughters and a son-in-law, Debra Pressnell and Jan and Bill Patterson, all of Dalton; son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Darla Pressnell of Chatsworth; grandchildren, Todd (Robyn) Price, Kevin (Raquel) Price, Jeremy (Vicki) Murray, Josh (Cecilia) Pressnell, Amanda Hedgecock, Alexander Patterson and Cady Pressnell; great-grandchildren, Cody Murray, Scarlett Price, Elena Price, Savanna Price, Alma Price, Harper Murray, Charlotte Hedgecock; a host of nieces and nephews also survive.
A celebration of life service will be held Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Grove Chapel of Julian Peeples Funeral Home with Bro. Nicky Pressnell and Bro. Ross Jordan officiating. Entombment will be in Whitfield Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until the funeral hour at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Central Church of Christ, 515 N Tibbs Rd. Dalton, GA 30720 or to Hamilton Hospice, P. O. Box 1168, Dalton, GA 30722.
The family would like to thank Hamilton Hospice for the care and assistance they provided to us at his home for the last six months.
You may leave the family a message at www.julianpeeples.com
Funeral arrangements are by Julian Peeples Funeral Home, Dalton. For more information, call 706-259-7455.


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Visitation

Sunday

6

Jan

1:00 PM 1/6/2019 1:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 1/6/2019 3:00:00 PM
Pleasant Grove Chapel of Julian Peeples Funeral Home

2801 Cleveland Rd
Dalton, GA 30721

Pleasant Grove Chapel of Julian Peeples Funeral Home
2801 Cleveland Rd Dalton 30721 GA
United States

Funeral Service

Sunday

6

Jan

3:00 PM 1/6/2019 3:00:00 PM
Pleasant Grove Chapel of Julian Peeples Funeral Home

2801 Cleveland Rd
Dalton, GA 30721

Pleasant Grove Chapel of Julian Peeples Funeral Home
2801 Cleveland Rd Dalton 30721 GA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Whitfield Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

710 W Cuyler St
Dalton, Georgia 30720

710 W Cuyler St Dalton 30720 Georgia
United States

Memorial Contribution

Central Church of Christ

515 N. Tibbs Road
Dalton, GA 30720
Hamilton Hospice P.O. Box 1168 Dalton, GA 30722

Central Church of Christ

515 N. Tibbs Road
Dalton, GA 30720
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