The Rev. Ralph J. Stanley Sr., 89, of Wilkesboro passed away Thursday July 18, 2019, at Wake Forest Baptist Wilkes Medical Center. He was born Nov. 2, 1929, in Surry County to Thad Allen Stanley and Ettie Evans Stanley.

The Rev. Stanley served in the ministry from 1950 to the time of his death.

The Rev. Stanley was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Mary Lee Watson and Frances Hall; and his brothers, Thurmond Allen Stanley and Leroy Stanley. Surviving are his children, Brenda Blevins (Mark) Brunner, Glenda Stanley (Franklin) Triplett and Ralph (Pam) Stanley Jr.; his grandchildren, Michael (Angela) Blevins, Travis Blevins, Mary Frances (Rick) Matthews, Jessica Leigh (Kenneth) Wehrmann, Kathrine Ann (Charles) Jordan, Dustin Stanley and Daniel (Hanna) Stanley, and 15 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Romas Allen Stanley.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2019, at Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville. The Rev. Stanley’s funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Gentry Family Chapel. Burial will follow at Crestwood Memorial Gardens.

The family would like to thank the staff at Wilkes Medical Center for the loving care given to the Rev. Stanley, and extend thanks to family, friends and caregivers for their prayers and many acts of kindness.

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