Thomas Edward Stanley, Sr.

Thomas Edward Stanley, Sr.

Dendron, VA
12.07.1936 - 11.30.2018
Served in the

Thomas Edward Stanley, Sr. passed away peacefully on Friday, November 30, 2018. Born December 7, 1936 in Berwind, West Virginia, he was a son of the late Lawrence and Ida Brown Stanley. Thomas honorably served his country in the U.S. Marines as Corporal during Korea. He diligently worked delivering, loading and unloading furniture and took pride in giving an honest day’s work. Thomas was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend who will be missed by all who knew him. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years, Sherrill Jean Smith Stanley; five brothers and two sisters.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Paula Kathryn Kennedy and her husband, Wayne and Sherry Lynn Laskowski and her husband, Mike; his son, Thomas Edward Stanley, Jr. and his wife, Melanie; thirteen grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and four sisters.  

At Thomas’s request, all services will be private. The family is being served by R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, Wakefield Chapel. Condolences may be posted at



So sorry for your loss. I don’t remember your family but I was born and raised in Berwind in 1953. I have always been proud to said I was from McDowell County. May God strength and comfort you and your family.

Debbie Dowell Motley

So sorry for your loss, prayers for you and the rest of the family. I was born and raised in Berwind and still live here. He looks a lot like Earl Stanley that lived here for years and was very involved in our school and all sports.

Delores Matney Johnson

I am sorry for the passing on Uncle Thomas. Earl was my dad and I am the youngest. Deepest condolences.

Ray Stanley

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