Melvin Ray Staley

October 23, 1932 - June 19, 2018
Melvin Ray Staley

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Melvin Ray Staley, 85, of Tampa Bay, Pasco County, Bayonet Point, Florida Retired United States Air Force and Life Insurance Executive Mel was a Christian and dedicated husband and father. He missed his Britney Spaniel, Charly, who passed away in 2012. Survivors Include his Wife: Susan (Dillion) Barrett-Staley, Daughters: Diana (Keric) Kopecky; Dallas, Texas, Dana (Randy) Rothwell, Wilmington, North Carolina; Step-Daughter, Lori Dillion (Keith) Harding, Port Richey, Florida. Grandchildren: Blake Kopecky, Dallas, Texas, Melody (Eric) Spenser, Wilmington, S.C., Justin Harding, and Jeromy (Megan) Harding, Port Richey, Florida; Special Family & Friends: Sandra Nixon and Debbie Zullo. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Wounded Warriors or Gulf-side Hospice.


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  • June 21, 2018
    Madine Chaney says:
    I haven't known Mel for a long time, but always remember him as a quiet and gentle soul. I'm happy to know we will have more time later in Heaven. Prayers for his wife, Susan, as she faces life without him. I say this from personal experience. Deepest condolences to his entire family...

  • June 22, 2018
    Louise Vallee and GL says:
    Susan, my prayers for you on this new journey. May you feel comfort that your husband is now resting in the arms of Jesus

  • June 22, 2018
    Laura Arnold says:
    You are in my prayers. Mel is now at peace in his Heavenly Home. You care for him was wonderful. God bless you and the family

  • June 22, 2018
    Tom Hunt says:
    Susan, Heartfelt prayers to you as I remember you referencing your loving husband as the Duke from Paducah. ❤️ High School Classmate Tom Hunt

  • June 24, 2018
    Nancy Brown Raley says:
    My sincerest sympathies for your loss, Susan. I am praying for you and your family to find comfort and be surrounded by those who love you.