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Asheville - Eugene Stanley, 55, of Asheville, died on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at his home.
A native of Buncombe Co., Mr. Stanley was the son of Burnette Brown Stanley and of the late Lester Stanley. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Earl Stanley.
Gene worked for Asheville Transit for twenty-three years. He enjoyed singing and fishing.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Sharon Ligon Stanley; daughter, Kimberly Johnston and husband Shane; sons Chris Kuhn and wife Jaime, and Jeffrey Stanley and wife Kelly; grandchildren Rayn Johnston, Jacob Kuhn, and Starr Johnston; sisters, Eva Farren and husband Rick, Jackie Herron, Linda Mungo and husband Mike; and brothers, Ray Stanley and wife Jan, and Johnny Stanley.
A funeral service for Mr. Stanley will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Brown's View United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dennis Thurman officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
His family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Groce Funeral Home, Patton Ave.
The online register is available at www.grocefuneralhome.com.
Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
1401 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28806
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Mar. 29, 2014