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Bruce  Carson 

July 26, 1933 – September 14, 2018

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Obituary for Bruce Carson Stanley

Bruce Carson Stanley, 85 of Chesapeake, WV passed away September 14, 2018 at Clark’s Christian Care Home, East Bank after a long illness.

Carson was born on July 26, 1933 in Kayford, WV to the late Herf and Louise Clere Stanley. Also preceding him in death was his beloved wife of 63 years Charlotte Ann Spaulding Stanley and his brothers Rexell and Johnny.

Carson graduated from East Bank High School and soon after enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. During his time with the Marines, he reached the rank of sergeant and became a shooting instructor for the new recruits. He became so proficient at shooting that the military offered him a chance to qualify for the Olympics if he would re-enlist but he turned down the opportunity because he had a wife and 3 small sons that needed him at home. After returning home, he worked in the mining industry before going to work for Western Union as an installer technician. Later in life he returned to the mining industry serving as a local secretary to the UMWA.

Carson loved dancing. He especially liked going to lunch on Wednesdays at the Chesapeake Senior Citizens Center where one of his favorite bands played. He was always available to help anyone in need and was always the life of the party. He and Charlotte enjoyed their grandchildren always taking them on different adventures.

Surviving Are:

Sons: Ronald (Linda Eary) Stanley of Kanawha City,
Donald (Pamela) Stanley of McCalla, Alabama,
Roy A. (Deborah) Stanley of Hamlin,

Sister: Audrey of Eskdale,

Brother: Max (Carol) of Chelyan,

7 Grandchildren, 11 Great Grandchildren and numerous other family and friends.

The family would like to thank Clark’s Christian Care at East Bank and all of its employees for the loving care given Carson.

Funeral will be 1 p.m. Tuesday September 18, 2018 at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet, WV with Rev. Tommy Holstein officiating. Burial will follow in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday September 17, 2018 at the Funeral Home.

In Lieu of Flowers Donations may be made to The Alzheimers Association, 1601 2nd Ave. Charleston, WV 25387.

Condolences may be sent to the family at leonardjohnsonfuneralhome.com.

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When Monday, September 17th, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Leonard Johnson Funeral Home
8706 California Ave.
Marmet, WV 25315

Service Information

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 1:00pm
Rev. Tom Holstein
Leonard Johnson Funeral Home
8706 California Ave.
Marmet, WV 25315

Interment Information

Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens
Glasgow, WV