Stanley King Thurston, Jr. , 97, passed away in Virginia Beach, Va. after a long illness, on April 3, 2020. He is predeceased by his wife of nearly 62 years, Marion W. Thurston, and his parents, Mary Josephine and Stanley King Thurston, Sr. He is survived by his son Mark Thurston and his wife Mary Elizabeth Lynch, daughter Sharon Pittenger and her husband Mark, son Lee and his wife Jane, sister Martha Crawford, and brother-in-law Hal Lankford, as well as six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Stan was dearly loved, and will be profoundly missed. He will be remembered for his devotion to family and friends, for his playful spirit and mischievous sense of humor, and for his generous heart.