Bruce T. Stanley

Bruce T. Stanley, 68, of Mineral passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020. 

He is survived by the loves of his life, his daughter, Melissa Stanley Payne (Matt); his girlfriend, Melissa Short Cranor, who loved and cared for him for the last 15 years of his life; and his beloved dog, Buddy Loco, who never left his side and made sure no one got too close. He is also survived by his mama, Berta Stanley Proffitt (Bill); brothers, David (Julia), Tim, Mark (Mary) and a sister, Vicky Stanley Beckley (Robert). He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren, in-laws and one special granddog, Cleatus. 

He was a sawyer at Beckley’s Sawmill for many years. He was the best sawyer most people ever saw. If he chose to he could saw so fast, he could drop a man to his knees in amazement.

He loved fishing, tractor pulls and sampling his neighbor Sharon’s cakes and cookies.

Bruce was a good man and will be sorely missed by all his friends and family.

There will be a celebration of life at a later date to be determined.

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