Claude Allen Staley

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Claude Allen Staley

KANNAPOLIS - Claude Allen Staley, 93, of Kannapolis, passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013 at Carolinas Medical Center Northeast.

He was born July 26, 1920 in Wilkes County, the son of the late Robert Feldon Staley and Effie Mae Myers Staley. He was preceded in death by his wife, Effie Lee Medlin Staley on July 23, 1991.

Claude retired from Cannon Mills where he worked in the #1 Weave Room. He was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corps where he served as an MP during World War II. He was a member of North Kannapolis Baptist Church where he was active in many church activities including former Sunday school teacher, deacon, usher, greeter, member of the Baptist Men, the Senior Group, as well as serving on various committees and boards throughout his lifetime.

He is survived by five children, Dwain Staley (Becky) of Farmville, Robert "Bob" Staley (Janice) of Clover, S.C., Cynthia Richardson (Dan) of Traverse City, Mich., Kenneth "Ken" Staley (Tracy) of Harrisburg, Eric Staley of Winston-Salem; five grandchildren, Britain, Laura, Yvonne, Marc and Nick; four great-grandchildren, Megan, Kaylee, Sean and Hunter; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 at Whitley's Funeral Home Chapel officiated by Rev. Chris O'Guin. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service at Whitley's.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to North Kannapolis Baptist Church, 312 Locust St., Kannapolis, NC 28081.

Online condolences may be left at
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Whitley's Funeral Home
1748 Dale Earnhardt Blvd
Kannapolis, NC 28083
(704) 933-2222
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Published in Salisbury Post on Aug. 27, 2013
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