David Charles Stanley, 85, of Dublin, Virginia, died on January 4, 2019. He was born in Evanston, Illinois on March 28, 1933, and grew up in Fort Payne, Alabama. After graduating from Veterinary School at Auburn University, he came to Dublin in 1957 to work at Dublin Animal Hospital. He later purchased the practice and built additional veterinary clinics in Wytheville and West Radford. He retired from practicing Veterinary medicine after 47 years and began a second career as a potter which he enjoyed for an additional 20 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, and a sister. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Alecia Apperson Stanley, 5 children, Tal, Tim, Amy, Meg, and Tom, and their spouses, 14 grandchildren, his sister-in-law, 9 nieces and nephews, and many great nieces and nephews.
He was an active member of Dublin United Methodist Church where he worshipped and served faithfully for 62 years. The family will receive friends at the church on Friday, January 11 from 5pm to 8pm and will gather for a Service of Worship Celebrating his life on Saturday morning, January 12, at 11:00.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dublin United Methodist Church Mission Fund, The Free Clinic of Pulaski County, or the Salvation Army.
Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, VA