John R. Pressnell Jr.

October 5, 1948April 9, 2014
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John R. Pressnell, Jr., 65, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Mr. Pressnell was born in Chattanooga to Elsie and John Pressnell, Sr. He was a graduate of Kirkman High School and retired from the U. S. Air Force as an aviation inspector after serving in the Vietnam War.

The family would like to thank his friends at Indian Hill Church in Little Rock, AR for all their love and support.

Surviving are his son, Paul Pressnell; daughters, Katrina Bryant and Michelle Pressnell; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Brooks; brother-in-law, Johnny Frye; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 PM on Sunday, April 13th at the funeral home.

Funeral Services will be at 11:30 AM on Monday, April 14th at the funeral home with Rev. Sam Riggs officiating.

Burial will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors.

Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist.


  • Visitation Sunday, April 13, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 14, 2014

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Paul Pressnell

October 5, 2014

I Love my DAD....HE was the best. He loved me no matter what. i've been in and out trouble but like I said he love me no matter what I have straightened up now for 6 years. I miss him everyday. I wish that I had done it sooner.MY DAD WAS THE GREATEST MAN I EVERY KNEW....YOUR SON PAUL....

Jim & Vicki Morris

April 17, 2014

To John's family,
Please accept our condolences at John's passing. He was a wonderful man and we are grateful to have known him. He will be missed.

April 15, 2014

When I remember John, I think of kindness and gentleness. Enjoyed our talks at the grocery store when I would run into you after my yoga class. Always enjoyed the good food you would bring to our home group at Indian Hills. Absolutely shocked that you would be taken from us so suddenly. Makes me realize to never take anyone for granted that we will see them again. Your sweet spirit remains ever near even though you have crossed over to the other side. Deanie Rowe, Indian Hills Church

Joel & Debby Tompkins

April 14, 2014

Please accept our love and sympathy at the loss of this fine man. We had the privilege of knowing him for many years and he always had a smile on his face.

Jim Sanders

April 14, 2014

I had the privilege of knowing, and working with, John for about 10 years at Raytheon Aircraft Co. A true friend. Thank you for your friendship, your service and your sacrifice, John! You will be missed.

Phil Hobby

April 14, 2014

I worked with John in inspection department at Raytheon/Hawker. He was a great guy to work with. And yes he could talk! He would bring deep fried Turkey to our pot lucks and they were always good. Will be missed. God Bless.

Milton Harbuck

April 14, 2014

Dear Family,

Although I do now know any of you I have been privileged to know and fellowship with John for more than 20 years at Indian Hills.

My sincere condolences to each of you. John knew my dear wife Betty also and she passed in 2010. Thankfully, and by his grace, we know where their spirits now reside. Yes, they have been promoted.

Let yourselves be comforted and encouraged by His sweet Spirit.


Dr. Milton Harbuck

Brittany Pressnell

April 13, 2014

PawPaw, how could I ever of asked for a better grandfather. You are truly the most loving man an will be missed by many many people. I'm gonna miss my holiday letters you sent the Sunday calls an the visits from Arkansas. You were the best PawPaw in the world I'm gonna miss them kisses on the forehead the tight hugs. Rest in Peace now PawPaw John you're in paradise an I'll see you again. Love, Grand Daughter Brittany

Robin Macagni

April 12, 2014

I had the great opportunity of working with John for 15 years. He would visit sometimes to just chat in our welding department at Hawker Beechcraft just because. He was a kind man and we'll be missed. Good Bless him and his family.

Lisa Withers-Breshears

April 12, 2014

Being a former co-worker of John's, I would like to share that he was a very nice guy and good friend. I've missed him since I left the company as I'm sure his family will miss him now.