Bobby Pete Stanley

September 9, 1936January 4, 2014
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Bobby ‘Pete’ Stanley of Jacksonville, passed peacefully at his home on Saturday, January 4, 2014 with his wife by his side.

Pete was born to the late Will and Eva Stanley. He resided in Richlands and graduated from Richlands High School in 1955. Pete honorably served in the United States Navy and went on to retire from Western Union in California. He returned to North Carolina in 1997 where he met and fell in love with Shirley. Pete shared a love of football and especially the Oakland Raiders. He and his wife owned Shirley’s Alterations of Jacksonville. He served his community by volunteering for Meals on Wheels and delivering hot meals to the senior community of Onslow County.

He is survived by his loving wife, Shirley Stanley, her daughters and their families. Ronita and Tom Carter, Wendy Ellis, Robert Ellis and Alice and Timothy Ranker. He is also survived by his precious grandchildren; Donovan Langston, Danielle Carter, Patrick Rogers, Lynnsey Ellis, Alyssa Ranker and Dylan Carter and two great-grandchildren; Rainy Myles Langston and Molllianna Langston.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 8:00p.m. on Monday, January 6, 2014 at Johnson Funeral Home, Jacksonville.

Funeral services will be held at Johnson Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend Errett Marshburn of Christian Life Fellowship, officiating. Burial will follow at the Onslow Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his honor to the Christian Life Fellowship or Continuum Home Care & Hospice, both of Jacksonville.

Condolences can be left at or Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home, Jacksonville.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 7, 2014

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Jerry Carter

January 9, 2014

It makes me sad to lose a friend, especially part of the family. Pete was my kind of a man, liked playing golf in jeans, liked fishing whether they were biting or not, taking a nap while a good football game was on, those kind of things. He will be missed. Love you Shirley. GG & Bubba

Bobby Gokey

January 8, 2014

I always enjoyed going to Shirley's Professional Alterations and sitting with Pete in the office and just BS-ing with him about anything that came to mind. He always called me Son and I will always cherish that! My Heart goes out to my adopted Family! I just lost my Mother 24 Dec 2013, so my Heart is sitting heavy and I know what your going through. We Love You All! The Gokey's

January 8, 2014

Shirley,we are sorry to hear about Pete,s death, we know he has gone to a better place, there will be no pain over there! LOVE AC & ETTA

Kathleen LaPonte

January 8, 2014

So sorry to hear of your loss. Pete was a great guy. When Pete was married to my sister I lived with them for several years. He was more like a big brother. I called him my favorite brother-in-law and he would call me his favorite-sister-in-law. He was the one who taught me all about football. That is why I became a Raider fan, we would watch the games on weeked. Even when he moved to NC he always kept in touch. Shirley I'm so glad that we all had him in our lives. He touch many of our lives. I will keep you and your family in our prayers. I have written this several times and thought I deleted is so here it is again. God bless you and you family. I will miss him so much. RIP Pete we love you.

Linda Mitchell

January 8, 2014

Shirley and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless each of you.

Bud & Pat Bryan

January 7, 2014

Shirley, Sorry to hear of your loss, We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

teresa boyette

January 7, 2014

sorry Shirley/ family to hear about pete.he will be greatly missed / loved by everyone.

Richard and Sylvia Elizalde

January 7, 2014

We met Pete and Shirley in church through their daughter Alice and her husband Tim, and then became friends through their close friendship with Darrell and Connie Terry. Pete and Shirley were such good and caring friends to them and did so much for Sis. Terry. Pete was a loving and caring Christian man who left a wonderful testimony. His presence will be greatly missed by many. Love and prayers to Shirley, Alice and all their family.

Delores Mercer-Ealy

January 7, 2014

So sorry to hear of your loss Shirley. May you draw peace & comfort from your family & friends.

Crystal Richeson-Frantz

January 7, 2014

My prayers go out to the family....I had the honor of getting to know him when I worked at Auto-Brite car wash.