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Died May 9, 2018

Joseph “Joe” Earl Pressly Jr., 76, Morehead City, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at his home.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Morehead City, with the pastor, the Rev. Tim Havlicek officiating.

Joe was born in Kinston, N.C., to Mariana Rochelle and Joseph Earl Pressly.

He was educated at Christ School and East Carolina University.

He had a long career in banking in Raleigh, Goldsboro, Mount Olive and Morehead City.

Spare time was spent enjoying his family and many friends, hunting, fishing and carving decoys.

Joe lived his life committed to leadership in his church and civic organizations.

Joe is survived by his wife, Grace Gwaltney Pressly; sister, Sissy Weil and husband, Louis; two brothers, Tommy Pressly and wife, Laura, and Jimmy Pressly and wife, Theresa; and brother-in-law, Eddie Gwaltney and wife, Sally.

He is also survived by three daughters, Maridene Harper, Ashley Koontz and Paige Fuqua; two sons, Randall Payne and Kevin Payne; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many other special family members and friends, who are fondly remembered.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church.

In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his siblings, Margaret Linda and Richard Allen Pressly.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials in Joe’s memory be made to First Presbyterian Church, 1604 Arendell St., Morehead City, N.C., 28557, or Pruitt Health and Hospice, 810 Kennedy Ave., New Bern, N.C., 28560.

Arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Home and Crematory of Morehead City.

Access online obituary and internet condolences through www.brooksfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.


Published in Obituaries on May 16, 2018 8:05 AM