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Clyde "Frank" Franklin Stanley Jr.

June 3, 1947 ~ January 13, 2024 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Clyde "Frank" Stanley Jr. Obituary

Supply, NC

Clyde Franklin “Frank” Stanley, Jr. of Tabor City, NC, died January 13, 2024, at New
Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, NC.
He was born June 3, 1947, in Wilmington, NC, and was the son of the late Clyde
Franklin Stanley, Sr. and Annie Mercer Stanley of Tabor City.


He was preceded in death by his sister, Lisa Stanley Wright. He is survived by his wife,
Martha Fulford Stanley of 14 years and his two children Megan Stanley Kesler
(husband, James Griffin Kesler) of Greensboro, NC, and Mauney Clyde Stanley (wife,
Jalyn McGalliard Stanley) of Charlotte, NC, and sister, Peggy Stanley Leggette
(husband, Tony Leggette) of Tabor City, NC, and step-daughter Jennifer Stanley
In addition to his wife, children and sister, he is survived by grandchildren: Lily James
Kesler and Griffin Smith Kesler of Greensboro, NC; Hollyn Bryn Stanley and Kolt
Kincaid Stanley of Charlotte, NC; step-granddaughter, Kenleigh Elizabeth Wilson and
step-grandson, William Thomas Bradsher III.
Frank was loved by his first wife Donna Smith Stanley for 36 years (deceased October
Frank practiced law for nearly 50 years after graduating from North Carolina State
University and Wake Forest Law School. He earned a reputation of being loyal to his
clients, often placing their needs ahead of his own.
Through the years, Frank was actively involved in the community. He served as the
chairman of the Board of Elections in Columbus County. He was a faithful member of
Tabor City Baptist Church serving as Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, and Choir
Member. In his free time, Frank enjoyed duck hunting, camping with his family, and
shagging on the boulevard.


Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at 2:00 pm at Tabor City
Baptist Church with burial to follow in the Myrtle Green Cemetery, Tabor City, NC.


Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service in the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tabor City Baptist Church, 200 Live Oak
Street, Tabor City, NC, 28463 OR Matthew 25 Center, P.O. Box 313, Tabor City, NC,



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January 16, 2024

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tabor City Baptist Church
200 Live Oak St.
Tabor City, NC 28463

Funeral Service
January 16, 2024

2:00 PM
Tabor City Baptist Church
200 Live Oak St.
Tabor City, NC 28463


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