Saturday, June 23, 2012

Obituary for Greg Balsley

STAUNTONGregory Statler Balsley, 49, husband of Dania Robinson-Balsley, of 327 N. Coalter St., died Wednesday, June 20, 2012, in North Carolina.

He was born April 26, 1963, in Staunton a son of Philip Elwood and Wilma (Kincaid) Balsley.

He was a graduate of Buffalo Gap High School and attended Mary Washington and Bridgewater College.

Mr. Balsley was employed as a real estate agent with Real Estate III/Better Homes and Gardens.

He was a member of Olivet Presbyterian Church.

In addition to his wife and parents, family members include three sons and a daughter-in-law, Brannon and Heather Balsley, Bryce and Tyler Balsley; a daughter, Krissi Balsley and her fiancé, Justin Thomas; a brother, Mark Balsley of Swoope; a sister and brother-in-law, Leah and TJ Dickens of Phoenix, Md.; a sister-in-law, Pam Garten; paternal grandmother, Marjorie F. Balsley; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Larry W. “Buck” and Jane Robinson; two grandchildren, Ben and Austin; three nieces, Lela Garten Mae Dickens and Audrey Dickens; and two nephews, Caid and Bret Dickens.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Elwood Balsley; maternal grandparents, Lee and Myra Kincaid; and mother-in-law, Becky Robinson.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, June 25, 2012, at Olivet Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Harry Johns Jr.

Burial will follow in Oak Lawn Mausoleum and Memory Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Mark Wenger, Curtis Wimer, Kevin Washington, Chip Harvill, Bill Hanger, John David Eavers, Rob Harvill and Sid Harvill.

Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Reid, Don Reid, Jimmy Fortune, John Lee, Sidney Supple, Ernie Landes, Timmy Swortzel, Dale Greaver and friends attending the service.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 2012, in the Henry Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels of Staunton, PO Box 2354, Staunton, VA 24402 or to the Town of Nags Head Fire and Rescue, PO Box 99, Nags Head, NC 24959.

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