Billy Gene Stapleton, 73, of Cyclone, WV went home to be with the Lord on Thursday July 9, 2020 in Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, NC. He was born April 9, 1947 in Wayne County, WV a son of the late Earl Robert and Ferna Hallie Wallace Stapleton. He was a retired Coal Miner, Long Haul Truck driver and a member of the UMWA. Billy lived his life in Logan and Wyoming Counties, where he loved spending time with family and friends. He had a lifelong love of learning at Southern West Virginia Community College. Billy loved his wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchild. Billy would do anything he could for the people he cared about.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his grandparents George W. and Malinda Likens Stapleton and Jay and Beatrice Wallace; a sister Brenda Joyce Stapleton Fuller; two brothers Christopher Stapleton and Earl Robert Stapleton, Jr.; two brother-in-laws Ronnie Gaye Fuller and Rick Saunders; and a nephew Stephen Bias.
Survivors include his loving wife of 50 years Arminta Bailey Stapleton; a daughter Melissa (Ray) Stapleton Ball of Conover, NC; three sons David McKinley Bailey of Newton, NC, Chris Allen (Donna) Stapleton of Newton, NC and Richard Earl Stapleton of the home; five grandchildren Anthony Billy Ray Stapleton, Ashley Nicole (William) Lowman, Ethan Paul (Patricia) Stapleton, Christopher Earl Stapleton and Richard Earl Stapleton, Jr.; a great grandchild Valerie Lynn Stapleton; two sisters Ruth Stapleton (Michael) Bias of Murphy, NC and Belinda Stapleton Saunders of Longwood, FL; and a host of nieces, nephews and other
loving family and friends.
Funeral service will be held at 12:00 on Friday in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Merle Walls officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 5 – 8:00 PM on Thursday at the funeral home.
The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.