Dorsey M Stalnaker
Dorsey Stalnaker, 94, 0f Odells Knob, passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at his residence. He was born September 5, 1925, in Nicholas county, a son of the late Harley and Amanda Carr Stalnaker.
Dorsey was a pipeliner for many years, and a veteran of the United States Navy, having served in World War II. A jack-of-all-trades, he worked as a coal miner, carpet layer, in construction, and heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed baking pies and cakes, was a joke teller, practical joker, and a storyteller. He was a member of the Charity Baptist Church where he faithfully served as a deacon and was known as a pray warrior.
Survivors include his sons: Roger Allen Stalnaker and Douglas Brian (Amenda Kay) Stalnaker of Wyatt; a stepson: Michael Hughes and family of Ohio; 2 grandchildren: Brian Douglas and fiancé` Julie and Desiree Dawn Stalnaker; and a brother: Ercie Stalnaker of FL.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Mary Katherine Stalnaker, brothers: Delbert, Darrell, Dana, Donald, and Dasel Elwood Stalnaker, and a sister: Arlene Ross.
Due to the unique challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the family requests that visiting times be as brief as possible. They also understand that attending might not be in one's best interest, but please keep them in your prayers. For those who are able, calling hours will be in the Hutson Funeral Home, 500 E. Main St., Mannington, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. WE RESPECTFULLY REQUEST THAT YOUR VISITS BE BRIEF, KEEP A SAFE DISTANCE, AND NO FOOD OR DRINKS IN THE FUNERAL HOME. A private family funeral will be held on Thursday with Pastor Dan Adkins officiating. Interment will be in the Shinnston Memorial Cemetery. The family would like to thank Amedysis Hospice and the Marion county Senior Center caregivers. The family requests that those who cannot or should not attend visitation please leave condolences at
Published on March 23, 2020


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Leesa Bradley
Mar 24, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about Dorsey. I just loved him and his humor. I've known this great man for many,many years. I will not be able to come out to funeral home. I have autoimmune problems that I have to go take infusions for. But I wanted to let you all know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Your lives will not be the same without your parents- I know this, been going through this since April 7, 2018 and will for the rest of my life. Take care of yourselves , you will get through this, god will be with you. Love and Prayers
Sam and Brenda Newbrough
Mar 23, 2020
Doug and Roger we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.