Charles Kenneth Staley

July 8, 1940October 21, 2018

Charles “Ken” Kenneth Staley, 78, of Liberty, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at Clapp’s Nursing Center in Pleasant Garden.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery, 5928 Macedonia Loop Road, Liberty, NC.

Ken was the son of the late Arthur Ernest and Villa Shoffner Staley, and was also preceded in death by brothers, Ted Staley, Dean Staley, and Hubert “Bud” Staley; and sisters, Thelma Osborne, Ruth Hicks, Patsy Smith, and Peggy Jones.

He is survived by his loving wife, Betty Smith Staley; daughter, Debra Staley Hunter Garwood (Bill), of Burlington; sons, Kent Staley (Andrea), and Tommy Staley (Connie), both of Staley; sister, Linda Gilmore (Bill); and brothers, George Staley (Patty), Gwynn Staley (Dee); sisters-in-law, Norma Staley and Rosalie Staley; and brothers-in-law, Bill Hicks and Bobby Jones. Ken also leaves behind eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Ken was a 1958 graduate of Nathanael Greene High School and loved sharing fond memories of playing basketball and baseball. He was a long-time member of Macedonia Baptist Church and always enjoyed gospel music and singing in the choir. As an avid outdoorsman, he loved hunting and playing golf. He held a lifetime membership with the NC Wildlife Commissions and the NRA. He was a friend to all and enjoyed helping others. He was employed with the Coca Cola Bottling Co. and later owned his own company for 38 years, sales and installation of bleachers.

The family would like to thank the caregivers of Clapp’s Nursing Center for the loving care they provided him.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405, or Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, PO Box 326 Liberty, NC 27298.

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Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty is honored to serve the Staley family.


  • Arthur Ernest Staley, Father
  • Villa Shoffner Staley, Mother
  • Betty Smith Staley, Wife
  • Debra Staley Hunter Garwood, Daughter
  • Bill Garwood, Son-in-law
  • Kent Staley, Son
  • Andrea Staley, Daughter-in-law
  • Tommy Staley, Son
  • Connie Staley, Daughter-in-law
  • Linda Gilmore, Sister
  • Bill Gilmore, Brother-in-law
  • Thelma Osborne, Sister
  • Ruth Hicks, Sister
  • Bill Hicks, Brother-in-law
  • Patsy Smith, Sister
  • Peggy Jones, Sister
  • George Staley, Brother
  • Patty Staley, Sister-in-law
  • Gwynn Staley, Brother
  • Dee Staley, Sister-in-law
  • Ted Staley, Brother
  • Norma Staley, Sister-in-law
  • Dean Staley, Brother
  • Rosalie Staley, Sister-in-law
  • Hubert "Bud" Staley, Brother
  • Bobby Jones, Brother-in-law
  • Ken also leaves behind eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

  • Hospice and Palliatice Care of Greensboro
  • Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery


  • Graveside Service Thursday, October 25, 2018

Charles Kenneth Staley

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Stephanie Kennedy

November 1, 2018

I'm saddened to hear of the loss of Ken Staley. I will always have fond memories of Ken coming to our office. He was a kind, caring, and happy person to be around. As I read about the country hams it brought a smile to my face to remember how giving he was. Prayers for grace and peace.

Frances Smallwood

October 29, 2018

I worked with Betty many years ago at Jefferson. She may not even remember me but I surely remember this sweet couple and have thought of them many times and I send my sincere condolences to Betty and her family in the loss of Ken.

Dawn Light

October 24, 2018

We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
Dawn & Jerry Light

Karen Johnson Mounce

October 23, 2018

Dear Debbie,
I am so sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. You and your family are in my prayers. I know how you are feeling. If you need someone to talk to please call me. I will send my number through messenger on FB.

Sam and Bonnie Donnell

October 22, 2018

No words can feel the void that has been left . Ken was a well known man and he will be greatly missed . May God wrap you all in his loving arms during this difficult time and the days that follow .

Carol Stevenson

October 22, 2018

Always liked Ken. He had such a good sense of humor and never met a stranger. He will be missed.