Burgaw - Mr. Luther James Stanley, 85, of Burgaw passed away surrounded by his family on Tuesday, August 8, 2023. Mr. Stanley was born in Duplin County February 24, 1938 to the late Luther Stanley and Effie Knowles Stanley. Mr. Stanley proudly served his country in the Navy, and continued to serve as a teacher in the public school system.
A graveside service will be held 1:00 pm Friday, August 11, 2023 at the Knowles Family Cemetery in Rose Hill.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Ozella Stanley of Burgaw; son Brent Stanley and wife, Karen of Burgaw; daughters, Lynda Ligon and husband, Mike of Bolivia, and Debbie Pavlovich of Wilmington; brother, Lacy Stanley and wife, Peggy of FL; grandchildren, Kristy Gibson and husband, Clark, Kimberly Ligon and husband, Rich Mortimer, Laura Howard and husband, Trey, Lee Pavlovich and wife, Casey, Blake Stanley and Zeb Stanley; great grandchildren, River Gibson, Ellie Gibson, Avery Howard, Jack Howard and Kaylee Pavlovich.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Stanley was preceded in death by son-in-law, Mike Pavlovich, and brother, Daniel Stanley and sister Elizabeth Jernigan.
Flowers welcome or memorial may be made to Lower Cape Fear Life Care, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.