Bruce T. Stanley
April 27,1951-January 09,2020
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.
Rest in peace Brother
So sorry for the loss of Bruce. He was a great friend and family. I have so many great memories he left me. R.I.P Love from puddin and Cindy Byers
Sorry for your loss prayers 💔💔
We send our thoughts and prayers to all the family, so sorry you have lost your loved one
I’m so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to all of the family.
R.I.P. Bruce you will be missed by alot of people
Melissa and Family were so sorry to hear that Bruce left all of you. He may be gone but your memories will live on in your Hearts. Sending our love and healing thoughts to all of you.
So sorry for the loss of your love one .All is in our hearts and prayers. Hold your memories close to you they are for a life time Jerry and Eunice Hensley
Difficult times, prayers N thoughts. Faith in the good Lord will help ease the loss. On another note, Bruce was one of my favorite cousins/people. Regardless of how long between us seeing each other, we could always find something to reminence about N share a laugh. Plus he saved my Ass when I was young. Long story short, I was lifting weights, bench turned over, weights fell across my neck. I’m scrounging like all get up. Bruce just happened to be dropping one of Daddy’s truck off at house. Saw me, laughed at me, than reached down N picked weights up with one hand. I had 185lbs on bar. We laughed at that every time I saw him.
Missy & family, We are so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
We are sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. Prayers for all of his family for comfort and love
Rest In Peace Bruce, you will be missed!
Prayers for comfort at this time for family
Melissa and family I’m so sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing heaven wont be the same now with dad (Russell Humphrey) passing almost 5 yrs ago the stories will carry on RIP Bruce
From Skeeter James:
Big Poppy we all miss you and are sad. I know I will see you again one day. Until then walk on them golden streets. Say hi to papa, Smokey, and nana. I will be waiting on your neck sugars.
Bruce, I miss you so much. I loved you as my own parent. I will never forget the memories we made. Skeeter and I were just talking about the trips we took, the laughs, and he done he big poppy face. Love you and miss you.
R.i.p bruce.we will all miss u..please always watch over melissa she loves u so very much..as we all do.untill we meet again rest easy..luv u
Know that we are praying for You & Your Family. So sorry for the loss of your Dad.
It’s never easy to lose your parent. Hold fast to all the beautiful memories tucked away in your heart. When you feel sad, they will comfort you.💕