Stanley Wayne Painter, 76, a resident of Elkins, passed away unexpectedly during surgery in Ruby Memorial Hospital Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.
He was born Aug. 11, 1936, in Pendleton County, the son of the late Tommy V. and Tressie Propst Painter.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Wanda; three daughters, Lisa Mallow and husband, Stephen, of Upper Tract, Ashley Hively and husband, Jim, of Beverly and Sonja Priester of Fairmont. One sister, Kay Lambert and husband, Jack, of North Carolina; his grandchildren, Anne, Sarah and Christopher Mallow and Stefan and Carter Priester; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Preceding him in death were two brothers, Johnny and Ralph Painter; and one sister, Cora Lynn Wise.
Stanley began his career as a lineman for Monongahela Power Co. in Franklin. He transferred, in 1989, to Elkins as foreman of services retiring in 1996 after nearly 40 years of service. Stanley was past master of Pendleton Lodge No. 144 A.F. & A.M. and a past patron of Franklin Chapter No. 138, Order of the Eastern Star. Upon retirement, Stanley thoroughly enjoyed woodworking, making several unique items. The past several years, he was an active volunteer for Meals on Wheels. He was a member of "The Grumpy Old Men" fishing trio and the "Breakfast Zipper Club." He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his "furry" grandchildren. He was a member of Walnut Street United Methodist Church of Franklin and attended Landmark Baptist Church of Elkins.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Susie Echols and Pastor Don Hepler officiating. Mr. Painter will be moved to Cedar Hill Cemetery at Franklin, where a graveside service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Interment will follow.
Memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels, 450 Randolph Ave., Elkins, WV 26241, in memory of Mr. Painter. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Stanley Wayne Painter. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.