Stanley Perdue

Stanley Brooks Perdue

Thursday, March 5th, 1936 - Sunday, October 25th, 2020
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Stanley Brooks Perdue, 84, of Salem, VA, passed away Sunday, October 25, 2020, after a short illness. He was born in Copper Hill, VA on March 5, 1936. He graduated from Check High School and enlisted in the Air Force. After an honorable discharge, Stanley worked for Greyhound Bus Lines for 30 years. He also drove for Abbott Bus Lines for 3 years after retiring from Greyhound. Stanley was a beloved Son, Brother, Husband, Father, and Pawpaw. He was predeceased by his parents, Ballard and Annie Perdue, and a brother, Nelson Perdue.
He leaves behind his beloved wife/nurse of 57 years, Virginia Perdue; 4 Children: Monica Perdue Johnson, Allyson Perdue, Bryan Perdue (Tina) and Charles Perdue (Brenda); and 5 Grandchildren: Marysa Johnson, Noah Perdue, Connar Johnson, Curtis Johnson, and Colton Perdue. He also leaves behind 2 sisters, Janice Mallory (Danny), Joyce Willis; and numerous relatives and friends.
He was a member of Virginia Heights Baptist Church and was a very dedicated member of the Gold Band Sunday School Class. He was Secretary of the Greyhound Retiree’s club, a Free Mason and Shriner.
He loved to take care of his house, work in the garden, and manicure his yard. He never met a stranger and enjoyed spending time with friends and neighbors. He was called Pawpaw by many because he was so fun-loving. In his later years, he loved sweets and ice cream. All the kids loved to visit Pawpaw’s “kitchen” which was his snack stash and enjoy “just a little bit” of his ice cream.
Stanley was very generous with his time and talents and never expected pay or recognition. He helped all his children with any home project needed and if he didn’t know how to do something, he would read about it and become a master. He was known as the “Mayor” of the neighborhood with his quick wit and charm.
A funeral service to celebrate his life will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 29, 2020, at the John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home Chapel in Salem, VA, with Pastor Nelson Harris officiating. Burial will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park in Salem, VA, where military honors will be performed by the U.S. Air Force.
Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital,, or by calling: (855)401-4897.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 29th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Thursday, October 29th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    John M. Oakey & Son Chapel
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
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  • Service

    Thursday, October 29th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday, October 29th, 2020 11:00am
    John M. Oakey & Son Chapel
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Harris, Nelson
  • Interment

    Thursday, October 29th, 2020 |
    Thursday, October 29th, 2020
    Sherwood Memorial Park
    1250 East Main Street
    Salem, Virginia 24153
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Chuck Cook

Posted at 08:39am
So sorry to hear of Mr. Perdue's passing. Prayers sent to his Family and Friends for their loss.

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