Daytona Beach, Fla – Richard Eugene Pressnell (Dick) 83 years old residing in Daytona Beach, FL / Blowing Rock, NC died peacefully on January 11, 2023 in Daytona Beach, FL.
He was born in Findlay, Ohio on September 23, 1939. His parents were Ralph Eugene Pressnell & Lauvawn Pressnell. He spent his early childhood growing up in Findlay and Lima, OH. His family moved to Ft. Myers, FL in 1951 and later to Orlando, FL. He graduated from Boone HS in June of 1957.
Dick enlisted in the US Army in November of 1957 and spent most of his service time in Korea and Ft.Leonard Wood, Missouri. He was discharged in November of 1960 and married Alice Brown in November of 1963. They had two children Richard E (Rick) and Tracy Lynn. Dick has four grandchildren, Dylan Nicholson, Jordyn Nicholson, Mackenzie Pressnell and Calob Pressnell. His siblings in order of age are: Robert E. Pressnell (deceased), Sue Carrol Pressnell (Hirsch), Patricia Pressnell (Fussell)(deceased) and Pam Pressnell (Leuty).
He started his company, CSSI, with two partners, Monte and Dan, in 1985. He retired on January 1, 2016.
His interests included Appalachian music, antique car restoration, genealogy, snow skiing, taking laps on Nascar tracks, “cruising” in old cars, and barbeque at Woodlands BBQ in Blowing Rock, NC.
He is survived by his children Rick and Tracy; grandchildren Dylan, Jordyn, Mackenzie and Calob; great granddaughter Riley; sisters Sue and Pam. Dick is also survived by his life partner, Jean-Marie Martinac, having been together over 7 wonderful years. He lived the “American Dream” to the fullest. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Richard’s memory to the American Heart Association.
Services will be held at Baldwin Brothers Funeral Home, 1 North Causeway New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 on Wednesday January 18, 2023. Visitation 1-3pm: followed by a service at 3pm. Interment will be at the Florida National Cemetery 6502 SW 102nd Ave. Bushnell, FL receiving full military honors, on Thursday January 19, 2023 at 2pm