Richard Earl Stapleton, 43, of Newton, NC passed away on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at Carolina Caring Sherrills Ford Hospice House, Sherrills Ford, NC. He was born on August 14, 1977 in Man, WV a son of the late Billy Gene and Arminta Bailey Stapleton. Richard grew up on Road Branch ad Cyclone, WV. He attended Road Branch Grade School and is a graduate of Oceana High School and the Wyoming County Vocational Technical Center. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, tinkering on automobiles with his dad, and spending time with his family.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents McKinley Bailey, and Antha Bailey and paternal grandparents Earl Robert Stapleton, Sr. and Ferna “Hallie” Stapleton and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Survivors include his children Ethan Paul (Patricia) Stapleton of Long Branch, Christopher Earl Stapleton of Hanover, and Richard Earl “RJ” Stapleton, Jr. of Long Branch a sister Melissa (Harold) Stapleton Ball of Conover, NC two brothers Chris A. (Donna) Stapleton, and David Bailey both of Newton, NC a granddaughter Valeria Stapleton a nephew Anthony Stapleton of Newton, NC a niece Ashley (William) Lowman of Gastonia, NC and a host of other loving family and friends.
Funeral Service will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday, May 25th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Chet Clay, and Rev Mike Bias officiating. Friends may gather with the family from 11 am until time of service on Tuesday at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Pallbearers will be family.
The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.