Stanley Burton Burkley was born May 10, 1931, to A.J. and Ila Burkley of Broadview. On September 3, 2019, he passed into the presence of his Gentle Shepherd. An LHS graduate, he lived most of his adult life in Laurel. In 1993, he retired from work at the railroad and married Bernice Blinn. An avid fisherman, hunter, and camper, he valued family and friends highly, and showed his love by sharing resources and time. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and his sisters Doris Burkley and Jean Nave; he is survived by nieces Sheryl Freeman and Joy Torgerson and nephew Brent Nave.
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Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday, September 9, at Laurel United Methodist Church, 307 4th St. Interment at the Laurel Cemetery. Visitation 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Smith Funeral Chapel, Laurel.