Alpha Staley

January 25, 1944 ~ March 9, 2020 (age 76)


ALPHA STALEY, 76, of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 9, 2020.  He was born January 25, 1944 at East Lynn, W.Va., a son of the late William "Bill" and Laura Staley.  Also preceding him in death was one son, Dwayne Staley; sisters, Patsy Hughes and infant Betty Lou Staley; maternal grandparents Robert and Norma Napier; and paternal grandparents, Arch and Rena Staley.  Alpha was a retired carpenter and attended Booton Millers Fork Baptist Church.

            Survivors include his companion of 24 years, Geraldine Bishop; daughters, Angie (Dale) Keaton of Martha, Ky., Alisha (Mike) Martin of Ashland, Ky., Bessie (Eric) Sifford of Wayne, and Brandie Fell of Ohio; one son, Brandon (Melissa) Staley of Penn.; two sisters, Irene Vance of Wayne, and Georgie Johnson of Huntington; and brothers, Charles Staley and James (Donetta) Staley and William Staley, all of Genoa, W.Va. Alpha was also loved by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family and a host of friends.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Elder Roger Maynard officiating.  Burial will follow in Community Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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March 13, 2020

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Johnson Tiller Funeral Home
10030 Route 152
Wayne, WV 25570

Funeral Service
March 14, 2020

2:00 PM
Johnson Tiller Funeral Home
10030 Route 152
Wayne, WV 25570

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