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Justin Pressley, 46 of Gainesville passed away Friday August 3, 2018 at his residence.
A lifelong resident of Hall County, Justin had worked for 10 years in the banking industry starting at The Citizens Bank. After the bank, he created two small businesses, and was an Olympic torch bearer in the 1996 Centennial Olympics.
His community service included serving as a founding Commissioner of the Georgia Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund serving as its first treasurer, and he remained a member of the public policy and finance committees. He volunteered for 10 years as Vice President and Treasurer of Access Hall County, Inc., and co-founded the Access Center for Independent Living. Justin had served on the advisory board of North Georgia Health Systems, and was a founding board member of Our Neighbor, Inc. Justin had been involved in the disability rights movement since the early 90's with Adapt, and the National Organization on Disability, and was currently a Core Leader for Georgia for the National Participant Network. He was serving on the Georgia Advisory Committee to the United States Civil Rights Commission. Because of a supportive family, he had been able to live independently and was a founder of Access to a Better Tomorrow, was guided by the Independent Living Philosophy. Justin also served on the Georgia Rehabilitation Council.
Justin's hobbies included hunting, fishing and power soccer. He co-founded the North Georgia Screamin' Eagles in 2006, and had served on the marketing and tournament selection committees of the U.S. Power Soccer Association, and was also chair of the Georgia Games Power Soccer committee.
Survivors include his parents, Vicki and Danny Pressley, Gainesville; sister and brother-in-law, Heather and Lincoln Holcombe, Cornelia; brother and sister-in-law; Luke and Lori Pressley, Cleveland; nephews and nieces, Austin and Cooper Holcombe, Cornelia; Kaylee and Kamryn Pressley, Cleveland.
He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Lucius and Claudine Nix, paternal grandparents, Henry and Mattie Pressley.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday August 6, 2018 in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home. Rev. Greg Peck, Rev. Jonathan Echols and Michael Roberts will officiate. Interment will follow in the Cool Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday August 5 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
Flowers will be accepted, but those desiring may make memorial contributions to Access to a Better Tomorrow, 48 Sweet Meadow Ct., Cleveland, Ga. 30528 in memory of Justin.
Those wishing to send online condolences to the family may do so at littledavenport.com
Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, SW, Gainesville, Ga. 30501 is in charge of arrangements.