David William Stanley, 79, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2022 from cancer. He was often referred to as Pops, Papa, or Granddaddy. He was born in Bedford County on January 5, 1943 a son of the late David R. Stanley and Ollie Stevens Stanley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Benjamin Wayne Stanley and Richard Lee Stanley. He worked at Rubatex for over 40 years, during his time there he was injured in the explosion in 1986. William was known and loved by everyone who knew him. He appreciated the owner and president of Fostek, Phil Foster, for everything he did for him and his family and also to the Fostek Corporation for giving a scholarship to CVCC in William’s name. William is survived by his wife of 60 years, Frances Wood Stanley; four sons and their wives, Dale Stanley (Becky), Dennis Stanley (Tina), Devin Stanley (Cheryl), Dallas Stanley (Tina); seven precious grandchildren, Dexter Wright (Davon), Ariel Stanley-Reed (Matthew), Taylor Stanley, Dylan Stanley (Jessica), Amanda Stanley-Yates (Steven), Ethan Stanley (Peyton), Harley Stanley Ashman (Kyle); five great-grandchildren, Maliha Reed, Brayden Stanley, Jamie Reed, Kymberlynn Reed, Emory Yates, and an additional two that are on the way; sister, Genny Stanley Humphreys (Bob); brother, Kenneth Ray Stanley (Karen); sister-in-law, Dorine Stanley; aunt, Nancy Orange (Jessie); and many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and his Longwood Avenue Baptist Church family that he loved so much. Family will receive friends 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., on Sunday, October 9, 2022 at Longwood Avenue Baptist Church. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Monday, October 10, 2022 at Longwood Avenue Baptist Church with Pastor Ross Gilfillen officiating. Burial will follow at Timber Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Longwood Avenue Baptist Church, 1304 Longwood Ave., Bedford, VA 24523. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.