Mr. Stanley “Sonny” Salley, son of the late Eunice Albright Jones and Monroe Salley was born July 14, 1940, in Smoaks, SC. He entered into eternal rest on Friday, November 29, 2019, at The Orangeburg Regional Medical Center, Orangeburg, South Carolina. Home-Going Celebration will be held Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Springtown United Methodist Church, Smoaks, South Carolina at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend Dr. Norman A. Brown, Pastor and Eulogist. Interment, Old Miss Cemetery Smoaks, South Carolina. A public viewing will be held Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Stephens-Maree-Tracy Funeral Home Chapel of Serenity.
At an early age, Stanley joined the Springtown United Methodist Church and accepted God as his personal savior. He attended school in South Carolina. Shortly after, he moved to Washington DC and later New York. While in New York, Stanley met Ruby Perry. They were married on May 8, 1965, and were blessed with three children, Vielessia “Lisa” of Bronx, New York, Lashaen of Harlem, New York, and Stanley, Jr. (Tina) of Harlem, New York.
Stanley joined the Mass Transit Authority in NYC, where he worked for many years and had a good career until his retirement, on July 4, 1998. While in New York, he and his family became members of the Manhattan Baptist Church. Stanley was a devoted son, brother, uncle, and cousin. Stanley returned to Springtown and the family home in 2015. He loved playing poker, telling stories, and working in his garden. Stanley was a generous man, who welcomed all into his life. Every Sunday, he could be found well-dressed in a good suit and riding in his electric wheelchair across the street to attend church services at Springtown United Methodist Church.
Stanley was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Stanley, Jr., one brother, Clyde “Bo” Salley, and one sister, Arlene Salley.
He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife Ruby, daughters Lisa and Lashaen; six grandchildren, Stanley III, Nikkilette, Natalie, Avery, Kaisaan, and Nvaeh; three great grandchildren; and numerous close cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
To send flowers to Stanley's family, please visit our floral section.