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Old Fort Wesleyan Church
Wednesday March 30th, 2022
10:00am - 11:00am

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Old Fort Wesleyan Church
Wednesday March 30th, 2022
11:00am

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Rev. Richard A. Stanley, Jr.

Rev. Richard A. Stanley, Jr., 80, of Old Fort, North Carolina, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2022 at his residence with his family by his side.

 

He was born in Washington D.C. on October 17, 1941 to the late Richard A. Stanley, Sr. and Myrtle Musgrove Stanley. He is also preceded in death by his wife, Eugenia “Shannon” Woodside Stanley; and a brother-in-law, Ray Holland.

 

Rev. Stanley served as a pastor for over 35 years. He began his ministry at Old Fort Wesleyan Church. He always put others before himself. Known as “Papa” to his family, he was loved by his wife, children, grandchildren, and extended Vess family.

 

He is survived by two sons, Richard A. Stanley, III and Wesley Stanley (Sonya); five grandchildren, R.J. Stanley, Nate Stanley, Amber Stanley, Tiffany Bowers, and Danielle Kelly (Kyle); one sister, Patricia Holland; and a niece, Lori Ramsey (Eric) and their children, Jonathon and David.

 

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at Old Fort Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Donnie Massingill officiating. Interment will follow at Bethlehem Cemetery in Old Fort.

 

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the church.

 

In lieu of flowers the family would like donations to be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills at 374 Hudlow Road, Forest City, North Carolina 28043.


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Guestbook

Just saw the loss of Richard. As one of our former Pastors, and one of our favorites, we feel this loss so badly. I am so sorry that our church didn't know about about his passing or of Mrs. Stanley's passing a few months ago. Sympathies to the whole family. We know heaven is a brighter place with these two there. The Thompsons, St. Paul's Methodist Burlington NC

Carol Thompson Apr 8 2022 8:20 AM

Richard was always a gentleman and a very good friend to everyone he met. He was especially well liked by all Family members and close relatives, and went out of his way to make folks comfortable and welcome.Our sympathy and prayers to the Family. He is at peace now.
Fred & Dottie

Fred & Dorothy Deacon Apr 6 2022 11:03 AM

A fine gentleman.Prayers for his family.

Doris Evans Apr 3 2022 5:41 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Rev. Richard Stanley, Jr.

Doris Evans Apr 3 2022 5:36 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Rev. Richard Stanley, Jr.

John & Penny McLauchlin Mar 30 2022 5:42 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Rev. Richard Stanley, Jr.

Deborah Piercy Mar 30 2022 3:57 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Rev. Richard Stanley, Jr.

Harold & Margaret Grindstaff Mar 29 2022 5:38 PM

We will miss Papa and his stories ! Amber Wes Sonya Tiffany we are thankful for the short amount of time we did know him. We love you all

Mark and Melissa McKinney Mar 29 2022 5:31 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Rev. Richard Stanley, Jr.

Mark and Melissa McKinney Mar 29 2022 5:28 PM

Family, so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you during this time. It was an honor to have known this great man of God and brother in Christ.

Tony and Ellen Silver Mar 29 2022 11:28 AM

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