LANDIS Samuel "Sam" W. Pressley, 90, of Landis, passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. He was born Sept. 25, 1929, in Cabarrus County, a son of the late Bruce and Elizabeth Pressley. He was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters. Sam spent five years in the U.S. Navy from 1946 to 1951; two years at the Naval Headquarters in London, England, and six months in Japan. Returning home, he finished college at Catawba College and became a CPA, working for Cannon Mills and Linn Corriher Mills in Landis. He owned both Scottish Real Estate and the Kannapolis Recreation Park for 37 years. Sam loved his family dearly. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where he was active in all phases of church activities through the years. He was a member of the Henry D. Grimes Y's Men Club where he had been president in 1963-64, and was Y's Man of the Year in 1965. In earlier years, he played lots of golf. His family received friends from 2:30 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Whitley's Funeral Home. A graveside service followed at 4 p.m., at Carolina Memorial Park, officiated by the Rev. Kirk Tutterow. Sam is survived by his wife, Elizabeth "Libby" Tyson Pressley; sons, Scott Pressley (Susie), and Brent Pressley (Cindy); grandchildren, Matthew, and Savannah, Cameron; and great-grandchildren, Emma and Rhett. Condolences may be left at

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