Kenneth L. Stanley

Published 9:03 am Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Kenneth L. Stanley, 84, of the Burbank Community of Roan Mountain, passed away on Monday, September 12, 2016, from his residence. Kenneth was born in Washington County to the late Sam and Pearl Jones Stanley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy Greer Stanley, on August 28, 2014; his son, Bert Stanley and wife Karen; a granddaughter, Aimee Street; a step-grandson, Austin Heaton; two brothers, Ralph Stanley and Gayle Stanley; and two sisters, Sue Rogers and Florence Hughes.
Kenneth was a United States Air Force veteran, having served in the Korean War. He was member of Sunset Freewill Baptist Church and retired as a machine operator at North American Rayon Corporation. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and he loved his family. Kenneth was a master wood crafter and enjoyed working in flowers, loved to fish and hunt, but most especially he loved his home and caring for his family.
Those left to cherish his memory include his two daughters, Kenny Lou Heaton and husband Larry, and Carole Archer and husband Stacy, all of Roan Mountain; his grandchildren, Nicholas Street and wife Celia of Johnson City, Derek Stanley and wife Lacey of Elizabethton, and Erica Stanley Crouse and husband Billy of Louisiana; his step-grandson, Adam Heaton of Roan Mountain; his great-grandsons, Samuel Street of Johnson City, Dustin Heaton and Damon Heaton, both of Roan Mountain; a sister, Judy Presnell and husband Harry of Roan Mountain; two brothers-in-law, Bob Gouge of Texas and Ruby Greer of South Carolina; and his constant companion, “Lucy.” Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A service to honor the life of Kenneth L. Stanley will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, September 13, in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, with Rev. Gary Whitehead officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 2 until 3 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service, or at the home of his daughters or his sister at any time. The graveside service will follow in the Stanley Family Cemetery in Roan Mountain. Military Honors will be accorded by the Carter County Honor Guard. Active pallbearers will be Randy Presnell, Joe Miller, Damon Heaton, Nicholas Street, Derek Stanley, Tim Stanley and Steve Stanley. Online condolences may be share with the family at our website,
Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, is serving the Stanley family. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917. Office: (423) 772-3928.

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