Ralph Stanley9:21 am | March 18, 2013
Ralph Stanley, 79, of Roan Mountain, went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, March 14, 2013 from his residence. He was born in Washington County, Tennessee to the late Samuel and Pearl A. Jones Stanley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Gayle Stanley, and one sister, Sue Rogers.
Mr. Stanley was retired from Overnight Transportation as a truck driver. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean War. He loved working in his yard and enjoyed being a part of and working in the Roan Mountain Masonic Lodge No. 566 F&AM. Survivors include his wife, Peggy Stanley, of the home; three sons, Steven Ralph Stanley and wife Tonyia, and Timothy Alan Stanley and wife Tina, all of Roan Mountain; and Jeffrey Lee Stanley, Elizabethton; two daughters, Cynthia Paige Miller and husband Rick, and Kristi Ellen Stanley, all of Roan Mountain; nine grandchildren, Danielle Stanley, Blake Stanley, Shawn Stanley, Josh Stanley, Julie Stanley, Keshia Miller, Zachary Miller, Logan Hitechew, and Drew Stanley; two great-grandchildren, Drake Jennings and Alexis Moore; one brother, Kenneth Stanley and wife Patsy, Roan Mountain; two sisters, Florence Hughes, Johnson City; and Judy Presnell and husband Harry, Roan Mountain; one brother-in-law, Wade Rogers, Alabama. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service for Mr. Stanley will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 18, 2013, in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, with the Rev. Garry Edwards officiating. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, prior to the service, or at the residence at anytime.
The graveside service will follow in the Johnson Roanview Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be his grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Masonic Lodge No. 566 F&AM. Military honors will be accorded by the Carter County Honor Guard.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, may make donations to the Masonic Lodge No. 566 F&AM, P.O. Box 601, Roan Mountain, TN 37687.
Tetrick Funeral Home Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, is in charge of the arrangements for the Stanley Family. Phone: 423-772-3928; Obit Line: 423-543-4917.