Dodd Payne Hess Funeral Home

350 W Maple Ave, Fayetteville, WV


Albert "Levi" Stanley

July 13, 1931August 14, 2019

Albert Levi Stanley, 88, of Fayetteville, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley.

Levi was born on July 13, 1931 at Smithers, WV, he was the son of the late Norville M. and Elizabeth Leota Craigo Stanley.

Preceded in death by his beloved wife of 66 years, Margie Marie Haskett Stanley; daughter, Janet Lea Stanley; father, Norville Stanley; mother, Elizabeth Stanley Shorter; step-father, James I. Shorter; brother, James E. Stanley sisters: Junaita Woollard and Betty Smith.

Left to cherish many wonderful memories are his; five sons: Alvin Stanley of San Jose, CA, Terry Stanley of Charlotte, NC, Dr. John (Julie) of Hingham, MA, Tom (Tammy) Stanley of Fayetteville, WV, and Raymond (Patty) Stanley of Fayetteville, WV; daughters: Vicki Greene of Fayetteville, WV, Karen (Raymond) Holland of Waynesboro, VA, and Lorraine (Louie) Colon of Fruita, CO; grandchildren, Matt (Karen) Greene, Justin Greene, Mary, Julie Ann, and John P. Stanley, Miranda Holland, Erik, Wade (Jen), Leilani, Eliana Colon, Connor and Andrew Stanley, Brieannah (Justin) Sapp, Kendal-Leah, and Kenason Stanley; great-grandchildren, Trent Greene, Ava and Ella Greene and Peyton Sapp. Several step-grandchildren and a host of extended family and friends also survive. Levi and Margie were members of Fayetteville First Church of God, they were true Christians, and very active in the church and the community. He volunteered at Camp Kismet, Fayette County Volunteer, a member of the Over the Hill Gang at church, kept stats for FHS baseball team, and the list goes on and on. Also, he was chosen “Outstanding” Citizen of the Year for the town of Fayetteville. Levi loved spending time with his family and friends, working in the church, football, baseball, and hard work. He graduated from Fayetteville High School and worked in the coal mines at Central Appalachian, Ames Mining Co. and at Elkem Metals (Alloy Plant). After retiring from the coal mines he worked 10 years for Appalachian Heating at Bradley.

Levi will be missed at his church and in the community. He loved helping people and people in need.

Funeral services will be held at 12 PM on Monday, August 19, 2019 at Fayetteville First Church of God, Fayetteville, with Pastor Danny Goins officiating. Burial will follow at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Levi’s memory may be made to Fayetteville First Church of God, PO Box 126, Fayetteville, WV 25840 or Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

For those wishing to express condolences to the Stanley family, you may do so by visiting our website at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com.

Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home will be assisting the Stanley family.


  • Bowers Hospice House
  • Fayetteville First Church of God


  • Visitation Sunday, August 18, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 19, 2019
  • Burial Monday, August 19, 2019


Albert "Levi" Stanley

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Dave Haynie

August 19, 2019

You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Your dad was a good man who I will always remember. After every home football and basketball games in high school, he always seemed to be one of the first to congratulate me on a win or console me in a loss. I will always be thankful for that. If there is anything I can do, please let me know. Hopefully I can see you some time and catch up. Take care and God bless you.

Steve & Ann Pilato

August 19, 2019

Levi & Margie were two of the best people we've ever known! God bless the family! We are out of town but will be praying for you!🙏💕🙏

deborah pettry

August 18, 2019

Vickie and Family so sorry to hear this. Levi and Margie was hard, I need them right there for me. Sorry for you loss. We be praying for you
Debbie Brown Pettry

Herb & Stella Runyon

August 16, 2019

Levi and Margie were part of our family. We worshiped with them for over 40 years and grew to love them dearly. They had the uncanny ability to know when someone needed help and were the first ones on the scene. They were pillars of the church and held many positions and did a great job.
Herb and I taught a class there, for K-8, for years and Levi would accompany us on our "field trips" downtown to hold our class on the Library steps or Legion porch. He helped us to build our "circus tents" for Bible school, was always around when we needed something. God didn't make many men like Levi. They were so perfect together and their love for each other just spilled out on anyone around them.
Vicki, our prayers are with you and the rest of the family. Let me share with you the words my grandfather often said. "When we lose someone we love, we gain an angel we know". Now, Levi has been reunited with the love of his life and is smiling down on you for the great care you gave him. Know we love you.

Lisa McKinney Jackson

August 16, 2019

Levi and his wonderful wife Margie were big parts of my life as I was growing up. We went to the same church. Levi was always kind and cheerful. He always had a nice word and a smile for everyone. I’m thankful for the kindness and Christian example that they both showed as I was growing up. I’m also thankful to know that he’s with Jesus now. I’m praying for the family.

Cathy Arritt

August 15, 2019

A dear friend and a Proud FHS Pirate. My life is better because he and Margie were in it.