Benjamin Johnny Pressley was born on November 5, 1948 in Williamsburg, South Carolina to the late Roger and Margaret Pressley. On April 7, 2018, he exchanged this life for eternal rest.
“BJ” as he was affectionately called by family and friends graduated from Tomlinson High School in Kingstree, South Carolina. As God steered his path, BJ joined The United State Army, during the Vietnam Era where he served for two years. He received the following medals during his service: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Combat Infantryman’s badge and Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster. Following his tour of duty, he relocated to Thomasville, NC and married the late Geraldine Spann Pressley and to this union two children were born.
BJ retired from Penn Engineering of Winston Salem, NC as a plant engineer with 30 years of service. He was a devoted family man, as he was a “father” to his siblings and a great dad to his children. He loved to tinkle with cars both mechanically and body repairs. He also enjoyed riding his motorcycle and listening to Rhythm and Blues.
Benjamin was proceeded in death by his parents, wife, daughter, Greer A. Love; three brothers, Roger H. Pressley, Jerome Pressley and Wallace Pressley.
Left to cherish his memories include his son, Benjamin D. Pressley of the home; three grandchildren, Marcus Love, Jelesa Love and Cinamin Love all of Thomasville; five great grandchildren; one brother, Alexander (Linda) of Kingstree, SC; four sisters, Victoria (Dennis Caraway) Pressley, Lottie Belle Woods and Judith (Moses) Nelson all of Salters, SC and Francena Pressley of Kingstree, SC, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course,