Donald R. Stansbury 1925-2013

CHAMPION – Donald Richard “Dick” Stansbury, 88, of Champion, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at the Hospice of the Valley in Poland.

He was born July 4, 1925, in Brady Lake, to Earl and Verta Pendleton Stansbury.

He retired after 22 years in the U.S. Navy and 20 years at Bendix Corp.

He was a member of the Lake Brady UMC, Rockton Lodge, Moose, Elks, the VFW and Fleet Reserve.

He is survived by his wife, Marcella Robinson Tuckerman, whom he married on Sept. 25, 1993; sons, Allen (Jan) Stansbury of North Carolina and Ronald (Cheryl) Stansbury of Columbus; stepchildren, Elaine (James) Thomas of Champion, Steve (Jennie) Tuckerman of Bellingham, Wash., Jeff (Tammy) Tuckerman of Hudson, Gayle (Ted) Ganoe of Randolph, Donna (Steve) Emrick of Virginia Beach, Va., Linda (Mark) Gow of Titusville, Fla., Gail Gay of Santa Cruz, Calif., Carol Pritt of Virginia Beach and Donnie (Jill ) Gray of Twinsburg; grandchildren, Marti Stansbury, Al Stansbury Jr., Neil Stansbury, Leslie Snyder, Erin Koon, TJ Ganoe, Joe Ganoe, Stephanie Ganoe, Jacob Tuckerman, Caleb Tuckerman, Christina (Lee) Troxell, Ashley (Justin) Long and Jeffery Emrick; several great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mary DeLeone; brother, Earl Stansbury; and stepsons, David Tuckerman and Bobby Gay.

Calling hours will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at Lake Brady United Methodist Church, with memorial services at 10 a.m. with Pastor Gary Glasscock officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514, and Lake Brady United Methodist Church, 1995 Brady Lake Road, Brady Lake, OH 44240.

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