Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Obituaries

February 21, 2013

Mack Stanley Sr.

CROSSVILLE — March 14, 1931―Feb. 20, 2013

Mack Bryan Stanley Sr., 81, of Nashville, passed away Feb. 20, 2013. A Celebration of Life service will be held at noon Saturday, Feb. 23, at Woodmont Christian Church, Hillsboro Rd., with the Rev. Clay Stauffer and Dr. Roy Stauffer officiating. Visitation will be held with the family at the church from 4 to 6 p.m. tonight, Feb. 22, and again Saturday one hour prior to the service. Interment to follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park.

He was born March 14, 1931, in Sparta, TN, to the late Luther Thomas and Rhea Simmons Stanley. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Patricia Horne Stanley; his children, Mack Bryan Stanley Jr. of Atlanta, GA, and, Edmund Luther Stanley and daughter-in-law, Tam Baker Stanley; and two grandchildren, John Mack Stanley and Charles Gray Stanley, all of Franklin, TN; many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Jessie Coleman, Ruby Carmack, Thelma Hutchings and Ann Butler; and brothers, Henry (infant) and Joe T. Stanley.

He grew up in Crossville and attended the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. He served in the U.S. Air Force then moved to Knoxville to work for Union Carbide K25 at Oak Ridge. He then worked for Rowe Transfer and later moved to Nashville and worked for Ray Carter Trucking of Memphis. He went into the trucking business for himself in 1964 and remained in the Nashville area for the rest of his life, later building condos and developing commercial real estate, especially around Crossville and Sparta.

He enjoyed golf and some traveling in his earlier years, but later in life his favorite pastime was raising, showing and caring for his Arabian horses. He was a member of Woodmont Christian Church and enjoyed the Monday afternoon 4 p.m. Men’s group, all of whom are invited to be honorary pallbearers.

Those to serve as active pallbearers include his sons, Bryan Jr. and Ed, Sid Stanley, Greg Stanley, Craig Stanley and Steve Moore. Honorary pallbearers include Robert Agee, Wendell Spicer, L.T. Thurman, Bob Mitchell, Vaughn Swafford, Tom Bean and Jim Bean.

Arrangements by Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home (www.woodlawn-roesch-pattonfh.com) at 660 Thompson Lane, Nashville.

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