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John Lewis Stansell

John Lewis Stansell

John Lewis Stansell, age 95 of Mountain Home died Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 at Pardee Memorial Hospital following a period of declining health. He was born in Pelzer, South Carolina, a son of the late Clarence Edgar Stansell, Sr. and Texie Austin Stansell. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Venice; four brothers; and two sisters.

A longtime resident of Henderson County; Mr. Stansell was employed with Kimberly Clark and was a member of Biltmore Baptist Church.

He is survived by two sons, Danny Stansell of Flat Rock and Barry Stansell of Mountain Home; two grandchildren, Amber Stansell of Hendersonville, and Summer Stansell Whitaker and husband, Mike of Waynesville; two great-grandchildren, Kylie Whitaker of Waynesville and Aydan Stansell of Hendersonville; sister-in-law, Joyce Bentley of Hendersonville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A Graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, November 22nd, 2015 at Shepherd Memorial Park conducted by the Reverend Sam McLamb.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. at Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in John’s memory be directed to a charity of the donor’s choice.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.