Herman Ellsworth Haley, Jr. age 87 of Stanleytown passed away Friday, April 2, 2021, at Sovah Martinsville. He was born March 26, 1934, in Bassett to the late H.E., Sr. and Alta Lovell Haley Andes. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his youngest son Jeffrey “Jeff” Haley on January 9, 2021, and two brothers, Wayne Haley and Dink Haley.
Ellsworth was a member of the First Graduating Class from the former Bassett High School, received his Associate Degree from Ferrum College, his BS degree from Lynchburg College in accounting, was a lifetime active member of Stanleytown UMC, chairman of the Finance Committee for over 30 years, was the Trustee of the Chatham Family Trust, was a Sunday School teacher, a lifetime member of the choir, leader of the Thursday Morning Bible Study, a member of the JB Singers Group, a well-known soloist who sang for many weddings and funerals, a Charter member of the Stanleytown Ruritan Club, and a member of the Henry County Planning Commission. He retired from Stanley Furniture Company as a Senior Vice President and served his country in the U.S. Army. Ellsworth was also a long-time member of Bassett Country Club where he held the record for the lowest round of golf.
Ellsworth is survived by the love of his life for 66 years, Phyllis Lamm Haley, one son Robert “Rob” Haley and wife Marty, daughter in law, Lisa Haley, three brothers, Tom Haley and wife Patti, Mike Haley and wife Joy, and Pat Haley, two sisters, Betty Mullen and husband Joe, Brenda Schulman and husband Stephen, four grandchildren, Trent Haley, Meredith Haley, Marena Haley, and Jason Collins.
The funeral service will be Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at 1:30 PM at Stanleytown UMC with Rev. David Westmoreland officiating. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service. The interment will be private at Roselawn Burial Park. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Ellsworth may be made to the Stanleytown UMC Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 206, Stanleytown, VA 24168, or the Peggy Johnson Scholarship Fund, 41 Dove Lane, Stanleytown, VA 24168.
Wright Funeral Service is serving the Haley Family.
Online condolences may be entered at www.wrightfuneral service.com.