Loy Dale Pressley Jr. was born on January 30, 1943, in Ft. Worth, Texas. He was the epitome of a dedicated and loving husband, a role model as a military veteran, and a devout follower of Christ. Loy left this world on August 30, 2023, surrounded by his beloved family in Winnsboro, Texas.
From an early age, Loy exhibited a strong sense of duty and service. Immediately after graduating from Brewer High School in 1961, he joined the Air Force where he began his incredible 20-year military career. Loy faithfully served his country during the Cuban Crisis and Vietnam War, demonstrating bravery and selflessness in the face of adversity.
After retiring from the military, Loy continued to contribute to society through his work as a civilian contractor for the Air Force and later as a cost engineer for Alyeska Pipeline. Through these roles, he showcased his unwavering work ethic and commitment to excellence.
However, Loy’s proudest accomplishments were not just limited to his career achievements. On August 28, 1961, he married his high school sweetheart, Honnie Kaye Parker. Their love was an inspiration to all who knew them. Loy's devotion to his wife knew no bounds.
If you had asked anyone who knew Loy about him, they would mention his unending love for Christ. He sincerely believed in spreading God's word and leading others to Him. Even after retirement, Loy continued to serve by running the Men's group at church and reaching over 300 people every Sunday through an online Sunday School.
Beyond his dedication to service and faith, Loy had another passion: leading others closer to Christ. He found immense joy in guiding those around him towards spiritual enlightenment. His impact extended far beyond his immediate circle; he touched the lives of countless individuals seeking solace and guidance.
Loy’s legacy of love, selflessness, and faith will forever remain etched in the hearts of all those he touched. He leaves behind a host of cherished memories, but none so profound as the love he had for his wife. Loy's love was steadfast and unwavering; it served as a beacon of hope and inspiration to everyone who knew them.
Loy was preceded in death by his parents Loy and Dorothy Pressley, his son Ronald Pressley, and grandchildren, Corey and Ryan Hanstad and Sydney Pressley.
He is survived by his wife and daughter, Kaye and Rebecca Pressley, and his daughter in law, Amy Pressley, his grandchildren, Rachael Pressley, Rebecca and Sean Bolli, Winston and Kathy Pressley, Matthew and Kim Hanstad, Garrett Hanstad, and Honor and Brandon Randall. He was also blessed with eleven great-grandchildren, Abigail, Aiden, Makayla, Lailah, Ramsay, Logan, Grace, Bennett, Ronnie, Owen, Pete. He is also survived by his brothers, Jim Pressley, Jack and Bonnie Pressley and Jerry and Kim Pressley.
To honor Loy's life and pay tribute to his remarkable journey, a series of services will take place. The visitation will be held on September 7, 2023, starting at 10:00 AM at Emory Church of Christ in Emory, Texas. Following this, a funeral service will commence at 11:00 AM in the same location. The interment will then take place at Colony Cemetery in Alba, Texas, starting at 12:30 PM.
During this time of mourning, let us come together to celebrate Loy Pressley Jr.'s life and find solace in the countless lives he touched as a devoted husband, a distinguished military veteran, and a faithful follower of Christ. He may have left this world physically, but his spirit will forever live on in our hearts.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family kindly requests donations be made to Mission Printing in Arlington, Tx. Let us honor his memory by continuing the work he held dear - loving others unconditionally and spreading Christ's message of hope.
As we bid farewell to Loy Dale Pressley Jr., let us remember the incredible man he was and the beautiful legacy he leaves behind. May his soul rest in eternal peace knowing that his life made an indelible impact on this world.