Bruce T. Stanley, 68, of Mineral passed away on Thursday January 09,2020.
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.