Thomas Dornan Gresley, Sr., 86, died at home Friday, February 1, 2013. Born in Beaufort, SC, of the late Stanley and LaHentz Gresley, he graduated from Christ School in Arden, North Caroline in 1945, served in the US Army, and attended North Caroline State University. He had a successful career in Country Club Management and after retirement served his community as a volunteer. Mr. Gresley was an active member of St. James Episcopal Church.
A brother, Stanley Gresley, and a sister, Jane Gresley, preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Frances Burch Gresley; daughter, Dorothy Marshall of Hiram; son, Thomas D. Gresley, Jr. (Donna) of LaGrange; and daughter, Bramlett Micklow (Keith) of Kennesaw. Seven grandchildren, Dornan Gresley III, Frances Micklow, Caroline Micklow, Christina Marshall, Morgan Gresley, Megan Micklow, Mary Margaret Gresley; and 2 great grandchildren, Thomas Luke Bennett and Sofia Bennett, survive him.
The memorial service will be held at St. James Episcopal Church in Cedartown on Saturday, February 9, at 11:00AM with The Reverend Dr. G. Donald Black officiating. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Christ School at 500 Christ School Road, Arden, NC, 28704 or St. James Episcopal Church at P.O. Box 85, Cedartown, GA, 30125. Mr. Gresley will be cremated and placed in the memorial garden at The Church of the Transfiguration in Bat Cave, NC.