Roy Dean Stanley

      Roy “Bo Dean” Stanley of Ellenborough, N.C. went home to be
with the Lord on July 25, 2005. Everyone called him “Bo Dean”. He
was the son of the late Art Vincent and Goldie Hill Stanley. Bo Dean,
46 years old, was born on April 27, 1959 in Wise County, Virginia
but was raised in both Dickenson and Wise County. He moved to
North Carolina several years ago.
     Survivors include 1 sister, Brenda Joyce Hill of Sterling, Virginia;
4 brothers, Wayne Stanley, Phillip “Cowboy” Stanley, Robert
Stanley and Joseph C. Stanley, all of Coeburn, Virginia; and several
aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Gail McDonald,
Donnell Hamilton and Betty Karlen Stanley.
On the day he died, Bo Dean had worked in intense
heat that day helping roof a building and died of a massive
heart attack. Bo was precious to all of us, so loving
and kind. Bo Dean only knew one speed to work at and that was
     Bo Dean didn’t belong to any church, but I have no worries about
the welfare of his soul. I wish I was just half as humble and forgiving
as Bo was. The Bible says you must become as humble as a little
child to enter the kingdom of Heaven. Bo Dean was just that way, if
someone did him wrong he would tell you about it sometimes. With
tears pouring down his cheeks he would say, the Good Man upstairs
knows all about it and He will take care of it. That would be the only
time it was mentioned. You never heard him say a harsh word about
     Bo Dean was witty and so much fun to be around. He could tell
stories in his own special way that would make you laugh till you
     We will all miss him. Bo Dean has paid the debt we all have to
pay. He’s at rest now with his mom, dad, and sisters. Three members
of his family have died in less than 2 years. So rest on Bo, your heart
will never be broken again and you will never taste again the teardrops
that wet your pillow which I know you have done many times.

     Written by your loving aunt, Naomi H. Stanley.