Dana L. Stalnaker, 91, of Talcott gained his heavenly reward; his faith is now sight; on Sunday August 7, 2022 at CAMC General Hospital following a short illness.
Born August 1, 1931 at Braxton County, WV he was the son of the late Samuel and Lula Underwood Stalnaker. He served his country during the Korean War as a Corporal with the First and Third Armored Divisions. Worked as an orderly for the Weston and Hinton Hospitals, former insurance salesman and factory worker. A former charter member of the Greenbrier Valley Rural Fire Dept. After his graduation from Seminary in Kentucky he served as Pastor for Steer Run Baptist Church until 1966 when he was called to be the pastor of the Rollynsburg Baptist where he served until the Lord called him home. Preacher Stalnaker enjoyed gospel music, singing in the quartet at church functions, watching westerns, reading Louis L’Amour books and spending time with his family, church family, friends but especially his grandchildren. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Eleanor Stalnaker; great grandson, Aiden Jackson; siblings, Marvis Rollyson, Virl Stalnaker, Virlin Stalnaker, Kelsie Stalnaker, Irene Jarvis, Opal Jarvis and Thurl Stalnaker.
Those left to cherish his memory include two sons, Mark S. Stalnaker of Newport News, VA and Matthew A. Stalnaker and wife Jamie of Hinton; grandchildren, Rachel, Stephen, Emily, Rebecca, Daniel, Luke, Brooke, and Bruce Jr.; great grandchildren, Avah, Mila and Alexander.
Funeral services will be held 12:00 pm Thursday August 11, 2022 at the Rollynsburg Baptist Church with Pastors Don Bean and Joe Collins officiating. Burial will follow in the Talcott Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 pm Wednesday August 10, 2022 at the Rollynsburg Baptist Church at Talcott.
Family will serve as pallbearers.