Joseph Stephen Stanley

December 4, 1925February 4, 2021

Joseph Stephen Stanley, 95, of Mint Hill passed away on February 4, 2021.

Mr. Stanley was born on December 4, 1925 and was the son of the late Inez Lynny Stephens and John Leonard Stanley.

He was pre-deceased by his loving wife of 72 wonderful years, Vivian Hough Stanley, his two sisters, Betty Frances Vissat and Dorothy L. Gurganous and brother, John Leonard Stanley, Jr.

He attended Maury High School in Norfolk, VA. He served in the United States Marine Corp. during WW2 in the Pacific Theatre and took part in providing security for the USS Missouri the day that Japan officially surrendered and signed peace agreements on board the ship officially bringing an end to WW2.

He attended William and Mary College and graduated from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University. He also completed accounting studies at Bank’s Business College, Norfolk, VA. He was a commercial banker in Hampton Roads, VA for Thirty (30) years and after retirement continued working as a commercial finance consultant, moving to Mint Hill, NC in 1979. Mr. Stanley was a member of Arlington Baptist Church, Mint Hill, NC.

He is survived by two (2) sons, Joseph Stephen Stanley, Jr, wife Teresa, Robert Wayne Stanley, wife Maureen, daughter, Teresa Leigh Stanley Hannah, eight (8) grandchildren, fourteen (14) great-grandchildren, seven (7) nephews and five (5) nieces.

The family is planning a private graveside service.

Donations can be made to Arlington Baptist Church, 9801 Arlington Church Road, Mint Hill, NC 28227 in the names of Joe and Vivian Stanley.

Online condolences may be offered at


5 March

Graveside Service

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Arlington Baptist Church Cemetery

9801 Arlington Church Road
Charlotte, NC 28227


Joseph Stephen Stanley

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February 20, 2021

Deepest sympathies to the entire Stanley clan. Sending love and support as you share your memories and count your blessings of your life with Mr. Stanley. God bless and God rest his soul.