Byron Lee Stanley Jr., 22, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. He was born December 11, 1998, in Portsmouth, Ohio to Byron and Erica Hutchison Stanley. Byron was a 2017 Waverly graduate and proud to be an apprentice with the IBEW 575.
Byron had a love of life that was so infectious to everyone who knew him. He had a bright smile and a big heart that he willingly shared with family and friends. He loved four-wheeling, hunting, fishing, and storytelling. Byron’s four-wheeling, hunting, and fishing stories were the best because that’s where he felt the most at peace. His many friends loved and appreciated their time with him. He had an uncanny ability to capture the attention of others. His kindness and giving heart will be missed. We will forever cherish the memories we have of Byron. His bigger than life spirit will live on in us, always. Words cannot express the loss we feel.
He is preceded in death by his great-grandparents Bob and Ann Stanley, Bon and Alma Leedy, and Gerry Lincoln, paternal grandmother Karen Stanley, cousin, Danny Lee Stanley, and his good buddy John Hoeckh. He is survived by his mom and dad, Byron and Erica Stanley; sister, Valerie (Ryan) Mustard; grandparents, Bud and Dawn Jenkins; grandfather, Byron Stanley; and grandfather, John (Paula) Hutchison; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, along with numerous loving friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 21, 2021, at Botkin Hornback Funeral Home in Waverly with David Stulley officiating. Burial will follow in Omega Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.