Joseph LeRoy Staley, 79, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, and friends on April 23, 2020. He was born on May 22, 1940, to Harl Leonard (Edward Harold) Staley and Delores Bowman, in Richmond, Utah.
He grew up in Idaho, graduating from Marsh Valley High School. He lived in Utah most of his adult life. Joe worked for Vista International, the Trane Company and various other jobs. He retired from Granger-Hunter Improvement District, after 32 years of dedicated service. After retiring, he worked in construction and plumbing.
Joe was a man who could do anything. He was a great friend, father, “Papa” and husband. He liked cooking, working in the yard, and gardening. Joe also liked camping, fishing, boating, snowmobiling and helping others.
He married Virginia Andra, later divorced. Married Kathleen Russell and was widowed. Married Marilyn Waters.
Siblings: Dorothy, Doreen and JoAnn.
He is survived by his wife; and children: Robert (Amy) Staley, Ryan (Anna) Staley, Brandon J (Trisha) Staley, Jonathan Staley, and Michelle (Kelby) Averett; 12 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Kathleen Russell; daughter, DeEtte Staley; and son, Matthew J Staley. He will be missed by friends and family.
Due to COVID-19, private services will be held April 30, 2020 at McDougal Funeral Home. Interment, Valley View Memorial Park. Contact family for streaming information for viewing and graveside services.
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