Franklin “Frank” Delano Stanley obit

Franklin “Frank” Delano Stanley, age 79, of Franklin, Tennessee passed away April 19, 2022. He was born in Raysal, West Virginia on Dec. 14, 1942 to the late Graden and Edna Stanley. Frank’s favorite things were riding his John Deere mower, tending to his garden, his chickens and Fred the rooster.  

He was the founder of Mattress Express in Antioch, Tennessee and owned it for 25 years before selling it to his son, Bryan. Frank loved the Lord and regularly attended his local church, Christ Fellowship. Members of his church say he always had a smile on his face and was always willing to help.

He is preceded in death by his brothers, Leonard Branam, Gary Stanley and Bob Stanley; sisters, Imagene Williams and Christine Harris.He leaves behind his wife of 57 years, Linda Stanley of Franklin, Tennessee; daughter, Aimee Stanley of Franklin, Tennessee; sons, Bryan Stanley and wife Brittany of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and Keith Stanley of Franklin, Tennessee;sisters, Judy Hawkins of Westerville, Ohio and Evelyn Cole of Clintwood, Virginia; grandchildren, Blake Stanley, Katherine Stanley, Brett Stanley, Justin Stanley, Braiden Stanley and Elijah Stanley.  

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Christ Fellowship Chruch, 104 Chesnut Lane Franklin, TN 27064 on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 3 p.m. A private burial will take place at Williamson Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your favorite missionary in Frank’s memory.