Dwight Moody Stanley
Dwight Moody Stanley
  • October 14, 1937 - May 8, 2017
  • Raleigh, North Carolina

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While still functioning as a devoted community volunteer to the end, Dwight died of cancer at the age of 79. Dwight's passing has extinguished a spirit few will ever meet again in a lifetime!

He graduated from high school in Loris, SC in 1955 and continued his business education at college level. He served in the US Army before launching his business career. First, he started up employment agencies in Monroe and Gastonia, NC, which he managed for six years. Next, he worked as a sales executive traveling the southeastern US for four years.

In 1972, he started a materials supply business for landscapers and nurseries in Raleigh, NC and operated it for 25 years, where he was affectionately referred to as "DirtMan" by customers and friends. In 1998, he was the principal founder of DataStaff, Inc., a computer technology services company. He retired from corporate life in 2004 and quickly turned his attention to leadership volunteer roles for community services, primarily for the Passage Home Foundation where he served as a board member for 5 years. He also sought donations of nutritious meals and delivered for Meals on Wheels, among other charitable efforts.

Dwight is survived by his wife, Marian; son, Dwight M. Stanley III and daughter-in-law, Meghan; grandson, Michael; granddaughter, Shea; brother, Russell Colin Stanley; sister, Alida Rawl; very special friend and sister-in-law, Nola Agee Stanley; and several treasured nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents and beloved brother, Reginald Stanley.

A memorial service will be held 3pm Wednesday, May 31, at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC. Warren Snyder will officiate and Mary Snyder will play the violin. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

There are many friends and neighbors that now feel the loss of this charitable man who reached out to everyone, no matter their station in life. His unwritten motto always was, "A stranger is a friend I have not yet met!"

The family asks that donations be made to Transtions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.

Condolences may be sent at www.brownwynne.com