June 28, 1948 - May 18, 2016
Terry Orb Pressley, of Pocola, Oklahoma, son of the late Marion Edward Pressley and Annie Louise McAdams Pressley was born June 28, 1948 in Meridian, Mississippi. He died of ALS May 18, 2016 at his home in Pocola, at the age of 67.
He served his country in the United States Marine Corps both during the Vietnam war, where he cleared landmines and other explosives, and after the war, where his job was a bit less exciting. He was awarded a Purple Heart for his war time service. After the Marine Corps, he was a computer tech and was employed by TI and then HP in Dallas until he retired and built furnature as a hobby.
Survivors include his wife, Gena Moore Pressley of Pocola; son Ty Pressley and husband Dylan Malone of Dallas, Texas; daughter, Tonja Kohler and husband Ron of Sachse, Texas; sisters: Linda Sattler and husband Ronnie of Wylie, Texas and Marlene Williams and husband Jimmy of Copperas Cove, Texas; dear friends, Maria Hernandez and Amada Garcia; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Billy Pressley, one sister, Shelia Crocker and his father and mother.
Services are Friday, May 20, 2016 at the National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas beginning at 11 am under the direction of Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem, Arkansas. Sign the online guest book at coxblevinsfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, please remember the Paralyzed Veterans of America and the ALS Association. Both organizations were incredibly helpful to Terry and his family as he struggled with this dreadful disease.