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Walter “Walt” “Grumpy” Krause Stansell

Walter “Walt” “Grumpy” Krause Stansell

Feb. 6, 1954 – June 9, 2021

Walter “Walt” “Grumpy” Klause Stansell, 67, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2021. A lifelong resident of the LaFayette, Ringgold area, he was a member of Midway Baptist Church where he formerly served as a deacon. Grumpy was a former employee of U.S. Pipe where he worked for 25 years, owner/operator of Grumpy’s Custom Rides for the past 15 years. He is preceded in death by his father, Thomas Lee Stansell. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Rhonda Shrader Stansell of Ringgold, GA.; mother, Barbara Andrews Stansell of LaFayette, GA.; two brothers, Mike (Anne) Stansell of LaFayette, GA., and Steve Stansell of LaFayette, GA.; aunt, Polly Collins of Chattanooga, TN.; and four nephews. Graveside services will be held 2:00 P.M. Monday, June 14, 2021 at Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park with Pastor Jackie Swanson officiating. Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Home Wallis-Stewart Chapel Ringgold, Georgia.


  • Rick Glenn Posted June 13, 2021 7:12 AM

    Dear Stansell Family,
    I am saddened by the news of Walt’s passing. He fought a courageous fight against against a powerful virus. I enjoyed my conversations with Walt whether it was in person on a sales call or discussing something over the phone. He had a passion for his restoration work and brought a lot of vintage vehicles to life. May God comfort you during this difficult time and May you feel his love and strength today and in the days that follow.
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Rick Glenn
    CARQUEST of Chattanooga

  • Jim & Betty Rivers Posted June 13, 2021 5:30 PM

    We will miss Walt very much. In sympathy for all who loves him.

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