Steve “Pappy” Stanley, 70, of Smithville died Monday afternoon at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro.
He was born Jan. 3, 1947 to his parents, James Edward Stanley and the late Dean Campbell Stanley. In addition to his mother, he was preceded death by his wife Lucy Stanley; son Stevie Stanley; sister Paulette Bain; and brothers-in-law Aubrey Gunter, Ernest Warren.
Steve was a member of Smithville Church of Christ and a retired truck driver. Survivors include three children Lori (Manuel) Ramirez, Paul (Amy) Stanley, and Jamie (Arturo) Ramirez, all of Smithville; father James Stanley of Smithville; brother-in-law Randy Bain of Smithville; niece Tammy Moser of Smyrna; 17 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Dan Gulley officiating with burial to follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of the service at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.