John Edward Stanley age 84 of 709 West Pine Circle, Statesville, passed away Monday May 25, 2009 at Iredell Memorial Hospital. He was born on April 2, 1925 in Panama City, FL, to the late Willie M. Stanley and Daisy Davis Stanley. He served his country during WWII, and was a Purple Heart and Combat Medal Recipient. He served with his company in Holland and Germany in the Battle of The Bulge. He was a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne, Company A, 505th Battalion from 1942-1945. He was a retired truck driver and fisherman. He was a member of American Legion Post 65 and also a member of Calvary Baptist Church, White Mills Rd., Statesville.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Willie M Stanley and William D “Buck” Stanley; three sisters, Edna M Gibbs, Iris Stanley and Billie Quakenbush.
He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Margaret Louise King Stanley whom he married June 8, 1948; one son, J. Edward Stanley and wife Sandy of Statesville; two daughters, M. Diane Stanley of Seattle, WA, and Virginia “Ginger” Estes and husband Ernie of Statesville; three sisters, Lois Morello of Seattle, WA, Melba Bray Mills and Annie B “Bobby” Stanley Miller both of Panama City, FL; grandchildren: Stephen Estes, Shannon Squibb, Pamala Stanley-Vowels, Krissy Wood, Brian Stanley, Taylor Copley, Natalie Copley, and Step grandchild, Conner Vowels; great grandchildren, Lanie Estes, Seth Wood and Kyndal Wood. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00pm on Thursday May 28, 2009 at Calvary Baptist Church. Rev. Chris Haizlip and Rev. Mitchell Rash will be officiating. Burial will be in the National Cemetery in Salisbury. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7:00-8:30pm at Calvary Baptist Church. .
In lieu of flowers please make donations to: Matt Allen (missionary), 716 Franklin Street, Winston Salem, NC 27101.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the Stanley family by clicking on the link below. Chapman Funeral Home is assisting the family of
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We are sorry to hear of Ed's passing. He was a special person.
We Love you.
Larry and Mildred Butler - Monroe, GA
Hello everyone, I am SO sorry for your loss. Uncle Ed (along with Aunt Weezy, of course) was a great and loving part of my childhood and a stable force when I had none. I guess I thought he'd physically be with us forever, but know that he still is in many other ways. I love you all. Sincerely, James (Billie's son)
James Quakenbush -
We are so sorry for your loss. Bro. John was such a good GODLY man and so very precious to us all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sadness.
Sorry to hear about Uncle Ed. Our thoughts & prayers go out to all of you. I'm sorry that he & I won't get to take that fishing trip we had talked about.
Andy & Dianne Glisson - Bainbridge, GA
To Ed's Family,
We are sorry to hear of his death. We will miss him a lot. Know we will see him again in heaven. Will be praying for all of you.
Love, Roy Dukes and family - Donaldsonville, GA
Aunt Weez, Ginger, Dianne and family,
We were very sad to hear of Uncle Ed's passing but now he's in heaven with Mama Q (Billie) looking down on everyone. I'm sure they are causing some commotion up there, those two always did when they were together. We love you and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, Becky & Darrin Ribbing - Southport, FL
We will be praying for all of the family.
Allen, Hazel Glisson - Batnbridge, GA