Christopher Columbus “CC” Stanley

June 28, 1936 ‒ August 04, 2019

Sunbury, Ohio

Christopher Columbus “CC” Stanley, age 83, of Sunbury, died Sunday, August 4th, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born June 28th, 1936 in Dickenson County, VA, son of the late Basil and Reva (Ring) Stanley.

CC worked at the Galena Brick Company and the Nestle’s Company in Sunbury. He was a longtime member of the Northgate Community Church. He loved serving as a greeter there and welcoming everyone as they entered the church.

CC loved to talk and share his life’s stories with everyone. He also loved making things out of wood, and staying busy with different projects. He enjoyed Westerns, deer hunting, and country music, particularly Hank Williams’ “A Country Boy Can Survive.” CC was a “good ole country boy” that was a very loving and caring person that got along with everybody.

CC is survived by his wife of eleven years, Edna (Hubbard) Stanley; sons: Christopher, Sunbury, Wayne, Columbus, Brian (Erica), Sunbury, Greg, Newark; twelve grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and twelve brothers and sisters.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Kenney and Larry, and sister Linda. He was also preceded by his first wife of 48 years and mother of his five children, Josephine (Saunders) Stanley, and daughter Debra Stanley

Friends may call Friday, August 9th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Northgate Community Church, 51 Fourwinds Drive in Sunbury, where a funeral service celebrating CC’s life will immediately follow. Pastor Chris Stephens will conduct the service. Burial to follow at the Sunbury Memorial Park.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve the Stanley family.  Special memories and condolences may be expressed to them at


  • Rest in Heaven Grandpa CC you will be missed dearly! You and grandma jo are together again! Heaven gained a new angel I love you grandpa!

  • CC with one of the most nicest men and person you’d ever want to meet he was always friendly to me and we would talk about Sunbury Galena the old times the good times he will be sadly missed

  • Deepest sympathy to the Stanley family. Chris was a kind, caring man, with a big heart. He was a shy man, but once the conversation started, he could go on forever. He has left a hole in the hearts of those that love him. Sleep in Christ, Chris. Until we meet again.
    Jim and Shelley Akers

  • I’ve known CC and Jo since 1978 when I was a teenager CC was always a nice quite guy He and my dad always was there for their grandchildren in any situation . Deb was married to my oldest brother Rod My Prayers go out to my nieces and nephew(s) Heather ,Holly, Tony as well as Deanna (Greg) Stanley my niece and their families R I H Debbie Kroninger Votaw

  • I met CC in about 1968. I repaired televisions for them. He later worked with my brother building buses. Sometimes he mowed for us. He always greeted me at McDonalds.I thank you for sharing him.

  • You will be missed dearly, Stanley! I loved it when you greeted me at church with a huge hug and said : hello young man!
    I will never forget your loving kindness.
    Moris Niknam

  • Chris was such a sweet greeter…he always greeted everyone with a smile, love in his eyes and a big hug. He will be so missed on this earth and every time I walk through the doors of Northgate Church. Prayers for his family.

  • Chris always greeted everyone with the love of Christ. He never failed to ask me about my son and encouraged me to not give up. I will dearly miss him. He was a sweet, sweet man.