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H. Herbert “Herb” Stanley Jr. passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023.

With deepest sorrow, we announce that our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, H. Herbert “Herb” Stanley Jr., 84, has passed. After an extended fight with cancer, he was called to his Heavenly resting place from his Hartfield home.

Herb was born Sept. 27, 1938 in his parents’ home, Robeson County, N.C. He shared 61 happy years with his loving wife, Ann, who gave him two sons, Mark (Paige) and Doug (Jenny). He also leaves behind four beloved grandchildren, Ryan, Jacob, Jenna, and Whill; brother, Jimmy (Nita); sister, Gayle Walters (Kevin), and five nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, H. Herbert Sr., and mother and stepfather, Vera Grace and William “Bill” Sumrall.

After graduating from Hampton High School, he enrolled at Richmond Professional Institute (RPI). Upon his graduation from RPI in 1968, he began his accounting career in Kilmarnock. Including stints in the seafood industry and Nursing Home Management (Comptroller of Mizpah Nursing Home), Herb spent over 50 years as an accountant and CPA serving the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula with offices in Urbanna, Cobbs Creek, and Gloucester. He had many longtime clients including those in the seafood industry stretching from Bena to Reedville.

Active in the community, he was a member of the Urbanna Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (Treasurer), Middlesex County Lions Club (President), Gloucester Point Rotary Club (Paul Harris Fellow), and a board member of the York Academy Board of Trustees (Treasurer). He also served as a Tee Ball Coach for the Middlesex Youth Baseball “Syringa” team, and as a coach for the Middlesex County Youth Basketball “Little Curiosity Shop” team. Herb loved to fish the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries for flounder, spot, and croaker from his boat “My Dream,” bird hunt with his pointers, “Chip” and “Sam,” and road trips to Parker’s BBQ.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Herb Stanley to Hartfield Volunteer Fire Department or Lower United Methodist Church.

Herb’s last year was difficult for him as he became less independent, but he always had a positive attitude. His family thanks the many friends who stopped by to see him.

The family will receive friends at 1-3 p.m., followed by a memorial service and internment on Saturday, March 4, at Lower United Methodist Church, Hartfield.

Family will receive friends afterwards at the Piankatank Golf Course.