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James H. Pressnall

James H. Pressnall, 76, of East St. Louis, IL, born Sunday, February 12, 1933, in East St. Louis, was called home Friday, September 25, 2009 surrounded by his wife and childern at his residence.

James was All-State in track and football during his high school years at East Side in East St. Louis, IL. He attended Miami University in Coral Gables, FL on a scholarship and played for the Miami Hurricanes. After College, he spent 2 years active duty in the Army and continued in the Army Reserves where he reached the rank of 1st Lieutenant. After a short time as a patrolman with the East St. Louis Police Department, he founded Pressnall Paving, which he has continued to operate for over 46 years. He has also been a member of Local 100 Laborers for over 50 years. His loves in his life besides his family were Genealogy and Gardening.

He is preceded in death by:

  • Parents: Fred and Agnes nee Dwyer Pressnall of East St. Louis, IL
  • Mother and Father-in-law: Helen and Walter McCroskey of East St. Louis, IL
  • Sisters: Rosetta Chapman, Dolly Goldfarv
He is survived by:
  • Wife: Carole A Pressnall nee McCroskey of East St. Louis, IL, whom he married at St. Phillips in East St. Louis 48 years ago
  • Five Children
    • Kyle Pressnall of East Saint Louis, IL
    • Todd Pressnall of Fairview Heights, IL
    • Kimberly (Bill) Tippett of Lebanon, IL
    • Leslie Pressnall of Afton, MO
    • Christine (Marvin) Lautz of Edwardsville, IL
  • Four Grandchildren whom he loved deeply
    • Kyle Andrew Pressnall of Jerseyville, IL
    • Kiley and William S. Tippett of Lebanon, IL
    • Olivia Lautz of Edwardsville, IL
    • Step-Granddaughter: Jessica Tippett of Troy, IL
  • Brother: Fred (Ann) Pressnall of Collinsville, IL
  • Sister: Marie Lesseg of Edmond, OK
  • Our Dear Nephews
    Memorials: Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

    Visitation: Friends may call from 9-11am on Tuesday September 29, 2009, at St. Stephens Catholic Church, Caseyville, IL

    Funeral: Memorial mass will be held at 11am Tuesday September 29, 2009, at St. Stephens Catholic Church, Caseyville, IL with Father Clyde Grogan officiating. By his request cremation was held.

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