Billy Ray ‘Strawbery’ Stanley

Published 11:07 am Tuesday, December 1, 2020

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Billy Ray “Strawberry” Stanley, 75, of Salisbury, died on Nov. 28, 2020 at his residence in Rowan County.

   He was born on Nov. 9, 1945 in Davie County.  He was the son of the late Asberry Stanley and Mageline (Reynolds) Morgan. He is also preceded in death by a brother, Denny Stanley.

He met Cathy (McDaniel) Stanley in June of 1970 and they were married in Davie County.  He attended school at Rowan Tech to be a machinist.  He worked for Rags Inc. of Rockwell and Blackwater Manufacturing, retiring in 2003.  He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.  He was a fisherman, he lived and breathed it.  He also had a deep love for his grandchildren and the water.

Survivors: his wife of 50 years, Cathy Stanley of Salisbury; a son, Matthew Stanley (Shelley) of China Grove; brothers, Heauley Stanley and Jimmy Morgan; sisters, Sarah Chrisco and Colleen Strange; grandchildren, Braxton Stanley and Wilden Stanley; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Bob and Meritta Langston.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville.  A service will held at 4 p.m. with Pastor Darrell Cox officiating.