Smithfield: Obituaries

May 4, 2014

Leonard D. "Donnie" Stancil

Leonard D. (Donnie) Stancil, son of the late Woodrow and Margaret Stancil of Harnett County, died at Crabtree Valley Rehab Center in Raleigh on April 28, 2014.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Sara Nell Hill Stancil, daughter Renee Ward and husband Joe of Raleigh, son Joe DeLoach and wife Valerie of Raleigh, grandchildren Joseph, Chandler and Anderson Ward, Will and Hattie DeLoach, and Warren and Crawford Ramsey, all of Raleigh. Brothers Tommy, Kenny and Ron Stancil, 2 nieces and 3 nephews.

Born in Harnett County on January 26, 1948, he lived in Smithfield, Greenville and Kitty Hawk before moving to Raleigh to be near children and grandchildren. Donnie served in the United States Army and was a wounded veteran of the war in Vietnam. He was a life member of the VFW and DAV. A proud cancer and bone marrow transplant survivor, his last years were spent battling Parkinson’s and early onset Alzheimer’s disease. For the past year he was a resident of Crabtree Valley Rehab Center, and the family would like to thank the staff at Crabtree, his nurse Jackie Obonyo and Hospice of Wake County for their compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to The V Foundation for Cancer Research, 106 Towerview Court, Cary NC 27513 ( or Alzheimer’s Association, Eastern North Carolina Chapter, 3739 National Drive, Suite 110, Raleigh, NC 27612-4817.

Arrangements by Parrish Funeral Home, Selma, NC. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, May 1st at Parrish Funeral Home with the Reverend Lee Colbert officiating. The family will receive friends and relatives one hour prior to the service.

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