Robert Lloyd Stanley, Jr.

81 year old Robert Lloyd Stanley, Jr. of Smithville died Sunday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. He was a Baptist and a retired construction worker. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Hale Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lloyd, Sr. and Nancy Ann Thomas Stanley; his first wife, Myrtle Pedigo Stanley; his second wife, Helen Stanley; a step-son, Darrell Petty; brothers, Claude, Hobert, and Lenzy Stanley; and a sister, Lucille Tidwell. Survivors include three daughters, Kathy Darlene Vanatta and Mark Young of Smithville, Donna and husband Jerry Byrd of Dowelltown, and Lori Lindsey of Sevierville. Step-children, Deborah Ferrell, Randall Petty, and David Petty. Grandchildren, Crystal and Michael Moore of Smithville, Barbara Strickland and Von Franklin, III of Woodbury, Heather and Arnold Bean of Dowelltown, Jeremy Byrd of Hermitage, Amber and Ryan Evins of Sevierville, and Hannah Lindsey of Sevierville. Great grandchildren, Justin and Nathan Moore of Smithville, Cody Strickland and Kristin and Von Franklin, IV of Woodbury, and Aydan Bean of Dowelltown. A brother, Billy Stanley of Nashville. Sisters, Wilma Bilbrey of Nashville and Dean King of Smithville. Special niece, Elaine Presley-Brooks of Brush Creek. Several nieces and nephews survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.

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