By: PAUL ADKINS, Sports Editor
April 29, 2013
KISTLER, W.Va. — Bobby Roy Stacy, 80, of Kistler, departed this life to join his wife of 49 years Saturday, April 27, 2013, from his residence after an extended illness.
Born June 26, 1932, at Mallory, he was a son of the late James Stacy and Marie Jackson Stacy Goodman. Also preceding him in death was his wife, Iva Lea Allen Stacy; one son, Bobby Junior Stacy; one daughter, Mary Magalene Stacy; brothers, James Stacy, Hobert Stacy, and Paul Goodman; one sister, Christine Johnson; one son-in-law, Jack Hicks, and one daughter-in-law, Pamela Mae Stacy.
Mr. Stacy was a coal miner for 42 years, retiring from Island Creek Coal Company in 1990. He was a member of the UMWA District 17 and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Stacy was baptized on November 22, 1987 at Mallory. When he was able, Mr. Stacy attended the Mallory Church of God. Devoted to his family, he was a hardworking man through out his life.
Those left to cherish his memory include five children, James Ralph (Paula) Stacy of Christian, Timothy (Lori) Stacy of Man, Kathy Hicks of Henlawson, Roy “Butch” Stacy of Kistler, and Robert Bruce (Angela) Stacy of Lyburn; two sisters, Linda (John) Bartrum of Princeton and Shirley Goodman of City View; two brothers, Bill (Lorraine) Goodman of Coal Branch and Gene (Pug) Goodman of Cora; 14 grandchildren and step-grandchildren, Onna Withrow, Jason Stacy, Candace Stacy, Monica Stacy, Ryan Stacy, Joshua Hicks, Willie Hicks, James Hicks, Sheena Griffin, Tosha Ellison, Stephen Stacy, Kristen Browning, Haley Adkins, and Dawson Stacy; several great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services will be held at noon Thursday, May 2, at Mallory Church of God with Rev. Shaun Walker and Rev. Anthony Hutchins officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby with Military Graveside Rites conducted by VFW Post 6153 and American Legion Post 103 of Chapmanville and DAV Post 39 of Harts.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Condolences may be left at www.krantzmcneelyfuneralhome.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man.