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Burton Stanley

September 14, 1943 — December 13, 2022

Jefferson City, TN

Burton Stanley


Burton Stanley Sr., 79, of Jefferson City, went to be with the Lord on December 13, 2022 surrounded by his family.

“Burt” was born on September 14, 1943 to Benton & Nora Stanley in Oneida, TN. After Burt graduated from Oneida High School in 1961, he went on to join the Air Force as a Medic.

After taking an honorable discharge in the Air Force, Burt sold insurance for many years. He was known for telling stories, and being able to talk to anyone. Burt was a follower of Christ, and held to his faith.

Burt went on to have three children, Kimberly (Philip)Cain, Burton Stanley Jr., Lori (David) Firestone. He had four grandchildren Caroline & Caleb Cain, Emma (Ethan) McNelly & Audrey (Preston) Firestone

Burton was predeceased by his parents, Benton M. and Nora A. Stanley, brothers, Sherman and Charles Stanley, sisters, Josephine Neilson, Virginia Carter, Betty Lou Phillips, Doris Duncan, Peggy Boyd, Brenda Holley, brothers-in-law, Jim Marlow and Edward Smith.

He is survived by son, Burton Stanley Jr., daughters, Kimberly (Philip) Cain, and Lori (David) Firestone. Grandchildren, Caroline and Caleb Cain, Emma (Ethan) McNelly and Audrey (Preston) Firestone. Brother, Daniel Stanley. Sisters, twin Imogene Marlow, Nellie (Rev. James) Shanks, Irene Smith, Catherine (Fred) Cannon, Naomi (Darrell) Bryan, Debra (Kevin) Griffin. Sister-in-law, Betty Stanley, brother-in-law, Phil Holley. He was also blessed with many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly, Lisa Dupree, Melissa Visage, Tim Marlow, Chuck Stanley, Brian Smith, Nathan Smith, Bradley Parker, Michael Bryan, Matthew Bryan, and Mark Bryan.

A very special thank you to Mary Breedlove for being such a wonderful caregiver & friend. Thank you to Donald and Steve for being such good friends to Burt, he loved you all dearly.

Services will be held at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery on Friday, January 13, 2023 at 12:30 pm, with Rev. Doug Stanley and Rev. Dwight Stanley officiating, and Ethan McNelly singing. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Gideons International at, an organization Burt felt strongly about.




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Graveside Service

Friday, January 13, 2023

Starts at 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

East Tennessee State Veteran's Cemetery

2200 E Governor John Sevier Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37914

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