Charles Lee Stanley


Mr. Charles Lee “Tinker” Stanley, age 66, Jonesborough, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, June 5, 2017 at his residence with his family by his side.
Mr. Stanley was a life-long resident of Washington County and son of the late James “Jim” & Dorothy Kelly Stanley. He was also preceded in death by his beloved dogs “JoJo” and “Bullett”.
He was of the Christian faith.
Mr. Stanley was owner & operator of Stanley’s Garage and worked for Mountain Empire Oil Co./Roadrunner Markets for 40 years. He enjoyed “tinkering” with motors and cars and loved drag racing and dirt track racing. He spent most of his spare time working in his garage.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 38 years, Bonnie Ball Stanley, Jonesborough; sister-in-law, Linda Ball Lett (Darrell); brother-in-law, Dale Ball (Phyllis); nieces, Amanda Hope (Chad), Dotty Ball and Dolly Ball Maupin (Tim); nephew, Blake Lett; great nieces, Darcy Maupin, Riley & Avery Hope; several aunts, uncles and cousins; special friends, Gary Allen, Bob Willett, Donna Cox, Brenda & Arthur Buck and Jack & Bonita Campbell.
The family would like to express a special thank you to Caris Healthcare, nurses, Ginger, Amy, Justin and Michael, Dana Allen & Staff, and Doc & Staff at Value Pharmacy.
Funeral services will be conducted 8:00 pm Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Bryant Collins and Pastor Michael Blair officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 pm Thursday prior to the service.
Interment services will be conducted 3:00 pm Friday, June 9, 2017 at Eden Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ryan Broyles, Ralph Fellers, Randy Quinn, Lewis Miller, Gary Allen, Jack Campbell and Mark Hamby. Honorary pallbearers will be Arthur Buck, Mike Persinger, Dave Archer, Lee Archer, Darrell Lett and Bob Willett.

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06-09-2017 Dana Bailey
Bonnie, I am so sorry for your loss. I know that the two of you were soulmates and that you loved him dearly. Tinker had a locker beside of mine at Jonesborough High and I considered him a friend. His big smile brightened the room. Dorothy and I worked beside of each other at Watauga Apparel and I also considered her a friend. The love of her life was Tinker. Bonnie, words can not describe how precious you are to me. We were friends from before we even went to school. I love you dearly and if you need anything in the days ahead, please let me know. You are in my prayers.
06-09-2017 Jack hughes
So sorry to hear of Lee's passing, My father Jackie had so much respect and thought so much of him and so did i. I grew up in Lee's garage first in his dad's then his new one he built. He will be so missed men like him are find. Jack hughes
06-08-2017 Belinda Wade
Tinker, you will be missed, Now you are with Dorthy, Jim and Aunt Irene. you were very special to her. I love you cuz and cherish memories of us and we will all meet in heaven. Sending prayers to all the family.
06-08-2017 Sandy Jones Fannon
Bonnie, I am so sorry for your loss. You have my love and prayers!
06-07-2017 Linda Williams
So sorry to hear, the Stanley family have my condolences. I didn't know Charles, but know how it feels when a love one is no longer with us. Be wishes to this family, and we look forward to the time when freedom from a morbid fear of death will be done away with.
06-06-2017 Judy Bolton
A great employee, co-worker and friend to the end. We shall meet again in the sweet by and by. Such a blessing to know one of the best mechanics God put on this planet. You will be missed dear friend but God has greater plans for you. Your buddy, Judy.
06-06-2017 Gail Roe Pate
Tinker, I love you like another brother. Tell my Mama, Dorothy and Jim that I said, Hello and I love them. See you again my friend... so this is not Good bye.. it is until we see each other again. {{{ Hugs }}} Gail Roe Pate
06-06-2017 Gail Vines
Bonnie, I am so sorry to hear about Tinker. Prayers for you and your family.


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