Herbert Stanley (Stan) Starr, Jr. passed away at home on February 6, 2020 while surrounded by, and in the care of, his family at the age of 77.
Mr. Starr (or “Pop” to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren) lived a full life, believed in God, and was devoted to his wife Beverly for 43 years. Above all he could be described as kind, generous, and loving. His favorite things were family, food, football and his two dogs, P.J. and Molly B.– although, he never met a Western movie he didn’t like. For those who knew him, he leaves a legacy of songs, stories, jokes, and many precious memories. And though no life is perfect, he lived many perfect moments. These will be cherished by those who shared them. He is survived by family created through birth, marriage, and friendship. The family created by friends are too numerous to name, but each held a special place in his heart.
Mr. Starr was born in Sanford, Florida. He was the son of the late Herbert Stanley Starr, Sr. and the late Ernestine Milwee Starr.
Mr. Starr was a retired financial planner and consultant. He was a member of Moore’s Chapel Baptist Church, where he was a former deacon and Sunday School teacher.
In addition to his wife, Beverly, Mr. Starr is survived by two daughters, Heather Silver and her husband, Aaron, Shelly Sims and her husband, Mark; two sons, Dr. J. Gregory Massey and his wife, Wendy, Brett Massey and his wife Annette; daughter-in-law, Sherry Massey; nine grandchildren, Jae Sangiacomo and husband, Dean Olson, Crystal Holland and husband, Chad, Joe Sangiacomo, Zachary Massey and friend, Allison Tresslar, Bryson Massey, Hayden Sims, Spencer Sims, Kamryn Silver and Annistan Silver; six great-grandchildren, Tucker Holland, Angel in Heaven Baby Boy Holland, Graylyn-Brett Holland, Easton Olson, Benjamin Babakhanyan and Kinsey-Chyles Holland; his God Children, Keane Allen and Janine Felts; and a sister Sue Ann Hoke.
Mr. Starr was also preceded in death by his sons, Ronald Massey and infant twins, Tripp and Trey Starr.
The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon, from 3:30 until 4:45 at the Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Graham. Other times they will be at the residence.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, at 5:00 PM in the Rich and Thompson Chapel. Officiating will be the Rev. Fred Treadwell.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215.
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