Hanover honors "Bucky" Stanley
Hanover County honors its longest-serving Board of Supervisors representative, Mr. Aubrey M. “Bucky” Stanley Jr., who passed away on December 31. Mr. Stanley was one of the longest-serving members of any Board of Supervisors representative in the Commonwealth. First elected to represent the Beaverdam District in 1983, he was elected 10 times and his 38 years of service on the Board were the most since Hanover’s current alignment of seven magisterial districts was created in 1965. Mr. Stanley served as Chairman in 1989, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2016 and 2020.
“Today, the Board is deeply saddened by the great loss we have experienced in Hanover County,” said Sean Davis, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors. “Mr. Stanley will be missed by many people, for many reasons. His endearing demeanor and jovial spirit certainly come to mind. However, his unwavering support and dedicated advocacy for his constituents is the deepest loss. More than a colleague, Bucky was a friend to me and many others. It is hard to express how much he will be missed. With that, know this – Bucky Stanley loved Hanover County and Hanover County loved Bucky Stanley.”
“The Hanover County community lost a true champion today,” said John A. Budesky, County Administrator. “Mr. Stanley was a voice for all of the citizens of his district and was one of the most committed citizen advocate Board members I have ever had the pleasure of serving. His loss will be felt well beyond Hanover to the Richmond Region and the broader Commonwealth.”
Mr. Stanley’s family will receive friends from 2-4 and 5-8 p.m. on Friday, January 7, at Nelson Funeral Home, 412 S. Washington Highway, Ashland, VA. Funeral service and interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Beaverdam Heritage Days Foundation at P.O. Box 132, Beaverdam VA 23015 or the Association for the Preservation of Beaverdam Depot at P.O. Box 86, Beaverdam VA 23015.
In honor of Mr. Stanley, Budesky ordered County flags to be flown at half-mast until sundown the Sunday following the funeral services.