Mr. James Edward Stanley, 93, of Smithville, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 29 at his residence.
He was born Sept. 1, 1928 to his parents, the late Howard and Inez Turner Stanley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dean Stanley, daughter Paulette Bain, son Steve Stanley, grandson Stevie Stanley, one great-grandbaby, four brothers, J.P. Stanley, Landon Stanley, W.T. Stanley and Dickie Stanley, two sisters, Neidra Dickson and Evelyn Melton. He was a faithful member of Smithville Church of Christ and a farmer. He leaves to cherish his memory, five grandchildren, Lori (Manuel) Ramirez of Smithville, Jamie (Arturo) Ramirez of Smithville, Tammy Moser of Nashville, Paul Stanley of Blues Hill and Jimmy Pirtle of Smithville, son-in-law Randy Bain of Smithville, 16 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday Dec. 2, at Smithville Church of Christ with Bro. Dan Gulley officiating and burial will follow in Blues Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel and Thursday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. at Smithville Church of Christ. In addition to flowers, the family asks donations be made to the Mission Fund at Smithville Church of Christ. The funeral home lounge is closed at this time and no food or drinks are allowed in the funeral home.
DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Dec. 1, 2021