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MOCKSVILLE, N.C. – Mr. Jerry Stanley, 86, formerly of Davie Academy Road, passed away Sunday, December 27, 2020 at Salem Terrace in Winston-Salem.

Mr. Stanley was born on April 24, 1934, in Waxahatchie, Texas, to the late H.J. and Mary Ann Weatherford Stanley.

Mr. Stanley was a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he actually served with Elvis Presley. He was a civil engineer by trade and loved carpentry. Mr. Stanley graduated from Texas A&M in 1956 and was proud to be an Aggie. He was an Elder at Country Club Road Church of Christ in Roswell, New Mexico, where the children referred to him as “Papa Smurf” and was also an Elder at the Church of Christ of Walla Walla, Washington. While living there, he spent many summer weekends at Snake River, where he enjoyed water skiing. He also had many friends at North Main Street Church of Christ in Mocksville. He was a very loving husband, father grandfather, brother and friend who will always be remembered by his smile.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Wilson Stanley; a sister, Julia Mae Stanley; a granddaughter, Cari Joyce Brown; and an infant grandchild.

Survivors include three children, Jana Karen Stanley Brown (Steve), Ernest Jay Stanley, all of Mocksville, and Jon Eric Stanley (Cheryl) of Colorado; three grandsons, Jon Ernest Xavier Stanley, Noah Emory McKinley Stanley, and Jasper Wesley Herschel; and two granddaughters, Chloe Ann Ellsbeth Stanley and Amber Sophia Charlotta Brown.

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A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at North Main Street Church of Christ with Mr. Matt Langfield officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service and for thirty minutes following the service. The family requests social distancing and face coverings. Inurnment will follow at a later date at South Park Cemetery in Roswell, New Mexico.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be considered for Carolina Bible Camp, mail to: 307 Oak Meadow Lane Mocksville, NC 27028.

Online condolences may be made at www.eatonfuneralservice.com.