OBITUARY

William Meredith Stanley

June 29, 1951October 1, 2020

William Meredith Stanley, 69 yrs, son of George and Elizabeth Stanley passed away peacefully in the presence of his wife, Adele Stanley, on Thursday, October 1, 2020 in their home in Ashland, VA.

He is survived by his wife, Adele Stanley, of 31 years; his children, Tammy Mitchell, Jennifer Mason, Meredith Stanley, and William Stanley Jr.; 11 grandchildren; and his faithful companion, "Lucy Girl". He was the youngest of three other siblings, Margaret Ann Johnson, Patricia S. Cook, and George "Sonny" D. Stanley.

William was born in Richmond, VA at Grace Hospital. He worked for Overnight Transportation, and retired after 35 years. He was a very loving husband, so much, that they were inseparable and was also an awesome father. Many knew him to enjoy working in the yard, helping others with their yards and cutting grass. He also enjoyed company of family and friends, just sitting on the deck conversing, listening to music, laughing, and eating pizza. William "Billy" will be missed by all who knew him.

The family will receive friends from 4pm to 8pm on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at Nelsen Funeral Home, 412 S. Washington Hwy. Ashland, Va. 23005 where a funeral service will be held at 11am on Thursday, October 8, 2020. A graveside service will take place at 1pm on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Signal Hill Memorial Park, 12360 Hanover Courthouse Rd., Hanover, Va. 23069. You may send flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to New Found Church of Christ, 14166 Gordons Ln., Glen Allen, Va. 23059.

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  • William is the son of George and Elizabeth Stanley.
    He is survived by his wife, Adele Stanley, of 31 years; his children, Tammy Mitchell, Jennifer Mason, Meredith Stanley, and William Stanley Jr.; 11 grandchildren; and his faithful companion, "Lucy Girl". He was the youngest of three other siblings, Margaret Ann Johnson, Patricia S. Cook, and George "Sonny" D. Stanley.

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Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 7, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, October 8, 2020

  • Graveside

    Thursday, October 8, 2020

Memories

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James McCray

October 8, 2020

The most understand MAN.

Kathleen Farmer

October 5, 2020

Paul and Bill worked together for many years at Overnite and then UPS. Whenever they were together, they relived many experiences they had and shared many memories. After they both retired, they talked almost daily. I remember asking Bill how he was and he would say "better." Toward the end, the calls were infrequent but cherished. He was always willing to help in any situation. After Paul's mother passed away, Bill came and stayed a few days to help us clear out the house. Paul and I have remarked many times how we could never have done that without his help. He was a great friend and he will be missed. Our sympathies and prayers are with the family.

Kay Bickings

October 4, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your time of grief. May the love of family,friends and special memories bring you comfort. I worked with Mr. Stanley at Overnite Transportation
he was my pleasure to work with him for years.

CAROL GRIFFITH

October 4, 2020

Adele and Family, I loved this man. Was such a sweet man. Talked on the phone often to him and Adele. Even though he was not related to me , he was like family. I will miss our conversations mostly about politics . Rest in Peace Bill. Your friend , Carol

Kiara Dunbar

October 4, 2020

I love my pop pop. The time we spent here on earth will forever remain in my heart and memories. One of the most genuine people God chose to include in my life and I’m forever thankful for that. He loved everyone!

Wanda Parnell

October 3, 2020

While working at Overnite/UPS Freight for 40 years, I had the pleasure to have worked with some of the finest drivers in the industry and I can truly say Bill was one of the finest. He was always a gentleman, kind, caring, and a pleasure to be around. I know how he loved his family and his girls. He told me all about you. I can truly believe he was a good husband and father. He will be truly missed. Prayers for the family.

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