Born in Macon County, he was the son of Stella Webb Stanley and the late Leroy Stanley. David worked for Aaron Pest Control and was a member of First United Methodist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, music and playing the guitar.
In addition to his mother, Stella Webb Stanley, he is survived by his wife, Leigh Anne Wilson; two children, Cody Stanley and Marissa Hickle and husband Devin both of Franklin; step daughter, Ahzah Kennemore of Highlands; four sisters, Linda Higdon and husband Paul, Evelyn Owens and husband Gary, Diane Pangle and husband David, Patsy Stanley; three brothers, Donnie Stanley and wife Diane, Scottie Stanley and wife Kim and Jeffrey Stanley and wife Jennifer all of Franklin; one grandson, Auberon Adams and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at First United Methodist Church, with Rev. David Beam officiating. The family received friends from 1-3 p.m., Sunday, at the church.
Memorial donations can be made to Macon Funeral Home, PO Box 1175, Franklin, NC 28744.
Macon Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.