Ronald O'Neal


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Ronald O'Neal Pressley

Nov 15 1964 - Jul 28 2007

A memorial service for Ronald O’Neal Pressley, 42, of Allen, Texas will be held at Turrentine Jackson Morrow Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, August 11, 2007 at 4:00 pm. Ron was born in Big Spring, Texas on November 15, 1964 and passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2007. Ron is survived by his wife Amy Pressley and his three children, Rachael Pressley, Rebecca Pressley-Lamb, Winston Pressley and one precious Granddaughter Abigail Lamb, who all reside in Michigan. Ron is also survived by his parents Loy and Kaye Pressley Jr. of Emory, Texas, his sister Rebecca Hanstad of Fort Worth, Texas and his Maternal Grandmother Elizabeth Tuley of Watauga, Texas. Ron was preceded in death by his daughter Sydney Marie Pressley, Paternal Grandparents L.D. and Dorothy Pressley and Maternal Grandfather Honnie O’Neal Parker. Ron was blessed to be loved by Tammy and Tommy Disbrow as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Ron spent most of his life in Alaska. He grew up being known as the kid who lived in the big red house with the twelve foot rock in Eagle River. After high school at Chugiak, he graduated from the University of Alaska with an Associates Degree in Drafting and Mathematics and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Engineering Technology and went to work for the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. Growing up in a small town, Ron met Amy Cronk when he first started Chugiak Junior Senior High. She was his high school sweetheart and they married soon after graduation. They settled down in Wasilla and raised three beautiful children, Rachael, Beki, and Winston. He spent time with them in the scenic Alaskan countryside where he enjoyed skiing, skating, sledding, fishing, and hunting. His caring nature was always evident whenever anyone needed a place to stay or help getting out of a snow bank. During the Alaskan wild fires of 1996, Ron was instrumental in helping to develop an emergency contact system so rescue workers and firefighters could complete their mission. His dedication to his community and love for the country was never more evident than during this crisis. Ron was a big guy and sometimes seemed intimidating, but once he started to talk you quickly realized he was a softhearted teddy bear who loved his family and especially his children and granddaughter very much. It was an honor to be counted among his friends and family and the worst thing I can say about him was he loved too deeply. Ron’s life was a beautiful canvas. He painted a colorful landscape comprised of all the lives he touched, and as the recipient of his love, we are truly blessed to have had him in our lives. We keep the best of him with us now that he has finally found his peace.
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