Jessie “J.D.” Stanley

Published 8:24 am Friday, December 2, 2016

Jessie “J.D.” Stanley, 75, of Elizabethton, Tenn., went home to his Heavenly Father, Thursday, December 1, 2016, at his residence. A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Jess and Lura Hicks Stanley.
Mr. Stanley retired as a machine equipment operator with the City of Johnson City. He was a member of Bible Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six sisters, Hazel Little, Ethel Mackley, Virgie Banner, Margaret Williams, Berdie VanEtten and Ruby Jones, and four brothers, Herman Stanley, Hobert Stanley, Billy Ray Stanley and Gentry Stanley.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Lydia Stanley, of the home; one daughter, Kathy Chambers and husband Fred, Elizabethton; one son, Timothy J. Stanley and wife Tammy, Elizabethton; two grandsons, Matthew J. Stanley, Elizabethton, and R.J. Haywood, Kingsport, Tenn.; two great-granddaughters, Amaya Haywood and Nova Morgan Stanley; one great-grandson, Taryn Haywood; and two sisters, Wilma Stanley, Johnson City, and Jeanette Ford, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A graveside service to honor the life of Jessie “J.D.” Stanley will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 4, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Frank Osborne officiating. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Morton and Bill Cole. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. Sunday for the service. The family will receive friends at Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday, December 3. Friends may also call at the residence at anytime. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Bible Baptist Church Teen Class, 1215 Broad Street Extension, Elizabethton, TN 37643. The family would like to express a special thank you to Amedisys Hospice for loving care of Mr. Stanley. Online condolences may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting our website at
Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the Stanley family. Office (423) 543-5544.

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