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Donald Pressley 68, of Alachua went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at his home following a long illness. He was born in Jacksonville, Florida, on Nov. 20, 1946, and graduated from Santa Fe High School with the class of 1965. Donald was a veteran of the Viet Nam war, and a member of North Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. He retired from Bell South after 37 years, and was a former resident of Port St. Lucie.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years Sherri Pressley of Alachua, his mother Eva Ergle of High Springs, daughters Laura Bryan of Jacksonville and Lisa Pressley of Green Cove Springs, his brother Glenn (June) Pressley of Alachua, his sister Sharon (Terry) Malphurs, his grandsons Cade and Ethan, and his Aunt Della Cox of Alachua.

Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015 at 3 p.m. at North Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, CR 239, Alachua. Burial with military honors followed in the church cemetery.

Arrangements by Evans-Carter Funeral Home, 220 N Main Street, High Springs, FL 32643. The family thanks the many caretakers from Haven Hospice.