Stanley, Rev. Junior "J.R." Taft (Sweetwater)
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Reverend Junior “J.R.” Taft Stanley, 80 a resident of Sweetwater, went to his Heavenly home on Friday, September 17, 2021 in a Sweetwater hospital. He was born in Hot Springs, NC on Aug. 1, 1941, a son of the late Taft & Cordelia Stanley. J.R. had a love for his Lord and sharing the gospel with others he came in contact with.
In additional to his parents, he is preceded in death by one son-in-law, James Bledsoe.
J.R. leaves behind to cherish his memory five children, Tony Stanley, Terry Stanley, Michael Stanley, Samuel Stanley (Samantha) and Christina Bledsoe; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marie Hasty and Lillie Robinson; one brother, Roy Stanley; and numerous other extended family members and a host of special friends.
A service celebrating his life is planned for Friday, Sept. 24 at 2 p.m. in the Athens chapel of Companion Funeral Home, 400 S. White Street. The family will receive friends on Friday from noon until the 2 p.m. service time at the funeral home. The interment and committal service will follow in the Hammonds Cemetery, with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
Share a memory of J.R. and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial webpage and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral Home of Athens is honored to assist his family with these arrangements.