Peacock, Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service

1411 North Howe Street, Southport, NC


Daniel Edward Dressel

February 8, 1935August 30, 2020

Daniel Edward "Dan" Dressel, age 85 born in Utica, NY, of Southport, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2020.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Sharon and brother, Tom.

Dan began his career as a shop teacher and then transitioned into guidance counseling. He was then promoted to the Director of Guidance at Vestal High School. For the last 20 years of his career he was a Vestal School District administrator. He enjoyed traveling, golf, reading, socializing with friends, volunteering with handicapped children and completing his 'to do' lists.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Dorothy D. Dressel; son, Daniel K. Dressel (Amy); daughters, Denise Otto Applefeld (Brian) and Debra A. Crowe (George W. Jr.), as well as grandchildren, Sam and Emma Dressel, Abbey Otto; sister-in-law, Susan Dressel.

A celebration of Dan’s life will be held at a later date.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Debra Crowe

September 6, 2020

I am heartbroken at the loss of my dad, a loving father and husband who worked hard and was always there for us. He encouraged me to always do my best and never give up. Dad loved to socialize and enjoyed meeting his buddies at Panera Bread for early morning coffee. He always had to do lists with multiple projects to complete.
I will forever cherish all the great memories I have of this special man. Please say a prayer for our family in our time of need.
God Bless.


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