Odell Dayton Stanley, age 81, of Mountain City went to be with the Lord on Monday August 12, 2013, at Johnston Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his family, following a brief illness. He was born on August 22, 1931 in Johnson County to the late Sollie and Mae Winters Stanley. In addition to his parents, Odell was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Dorothy Fletcher Stanley; sister, Virginia Tester; and a brother, Charlie Stanley.
Odell worked for the shoe plant for 20 years and was a dairy farmer for nine years. He also worked for Film Salvage and Lenoir Furniture Factory.
He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church
Odell is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law: Glenda and Ronald Miller of Trade, TN, Angela and Jeff Roten of Mountain City, TN; son and daughter-in-law, Retired Army Veteran Richard and Sheila Stanley of Columbia, SC; grandsons: SFC Richard O. Stanley Jr., who is currently serving in Africa with US Army; Michael Stanley of Columbia, SC; granddaughter, Ashley Miller and husband DE of Maiden, NC; two great grandchildren: Tyler and Carrington Stanley; sister, Judy Hicks of Piney Flats, TN; brothers and sisters-in-law: Carl Stanley and wife Eva, Delmer Stanley and wife Evelyn and Bert Stanley, all of Mountain City, TN; special friends: Joel and Margaret Icenhour and special caregiver and friend, Vicky Fletcher Price and Hank; Mens Sunday School Class of Calvary Baptist Church. Several nieces and nephews and many dear friends also survive.
The family received friends from 6-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at the Mountain City Funeral Home with the funeral service following at 8 p.m. with Pastor Steven Spencer officiating. Music was provided by Tony and Cheri Potter.
The committal service and interment were conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 15, 2013 at the Reece Memorial Cemetery.
Those who wish may send memorial contributions in Odells memory to Calvary Baptist Church, 1288 Cold Springs Road, Mountain City, TN 37683 or the Johnson County Rescue Squad, 203 Vandilla Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.
The family wishes to express their appreciation and gratitude to all of the staff of the following: Johnston Memorial Hospital of Abingdon, VA; Home Health of Mountain City, Silver Angels Services of Mountain City, Dr. Raina Sluder and staff, Dr. John Whitlock, Daniel Jones PA; Mountain City Care Center and Rehab Center and Johnson County Rescue Squad.