Paul E. Stanley, 86, of Albany, went home to be with the Lord at his residence with family and loved ones by his side on Sunday, August 12, 2012.
He was born April 24, 1926, in Snowville, the son of the late Edgar and Gladys Ashworth Stanley. He was a retired union carpenter and a 50 year member of Carpenter Local 356. Paul was also a member of the Tennessee Walking Horse Assn., Modern Woodmen of America and he enjoyed his farm, horses, dogs and carpentry.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellington Stanley; daughters, Cathy (Mark) Hudson of Shade, Christi (Glen) Grega of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, Tamra (Randy) Haynes of St. Charles, Missouri; step-children, Steve (Jeri) Ledbetter, Jim (Kathy) Ledbetter all of West Palm Beach, Florida, and Suzi (Curt) Battrell of Albany; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and special friend and care giver, John Tillis Jr.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by daughter, Paulette Somerville; sisters Hazel Stanley, Helen Wyatt, and Opal Schroth.
Services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 16, at Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home, with Pastor Robert Vance officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., prior to the services. Burial will be in Wells Cemetery.
You may sign the register book at www.bigonyjordanfuneralhome.com