Kerry Todd Stapley

1956 ~ 2022

A Father, brother and friend has moved on to a better place.

Kerry Todd Stapley left us November 28, 2022 after courageously battling a bad heart and kidneys for the past few years. Kerry was born on February 3, 1956 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Leo Paul Stapley and Dorothy Beggs Stapley. He did not come a lone, he had a shadow follow him 22 minutes later his brother Keven Thomas Stapley. They joined two brothers and a sister. He lived in Rose Park until he was 18 months old, then moving to Portland, Oregon. He went to Cherry Park Elementary until he was 9 1/2 then moved back to Utah settling in Granger, Utah. Where he attended Granger Elementary, Valley Jr. High and graduated from Granger High School.

Kerry drove trucks for a large part of his life, then became a welder, welding propane tanks. He did this until his heart attack, then having to go on disability.

Kerry was blessed with a daughter Brandy, she is the apple of his eye. He loves her so very much.

Kerry was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, holding positions in the Sunday School Presidency and later Elders Quorum Presidency, he was on many committees.

He loved the University of Utah teams "Go Utes".

Kerry has a great friendly personality and made people happy and needed. He was always making others laugh, he will be missed.

Kerry is survived by his daughter Brandy Finley (Andrew) brother Steven (Kathy) Stapley, Scott (Marie) Stapley, Keven (Kelly) Stapley and Sister Shauna (Con) Hendrickson. A Granddaughter and many nieces and nephews. Proceeded in death by his Parents, nieces Michelle and Stacey Hendrickson.

The family wants to thank Kerry's friends, doctors and nurses for your kind care and friendship, till we meet again.

Viewing and funeral services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints chapel located at 4145 S 3920 W, West Valley City, Utah

Viewing
Monday, December 5, 2022
6:00pm-8:00pm

Funeral
Tuesday December 6, 2022
Viewing 10:00am-10:45am
Funeral 11:00am

Internment: Sunset Memorial Gardens,1950 E 10600 S ,Sandy, Utah

Those wishing to view the COMPLETED services via Zoom can click " Watch Services" or follow the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/rsJzhiL-vED1GlEQQcJrC4Ss2m1dtyisSadRM4rpeGKmNOlf_YIDZ3w4ILxJdJkl.lx8DT7OjgwnW0GS_?startTime=1670348231000


Guestbook/Condolences

So sorry to hear of Kerry’s passing. When I heard, a smile came to my heart thinking back to the times in grade school, junior high and high school. You will be missed God bless you


- Wendell coombs

I am sorry to see him go. He was a great guy. Liked to joke around and make people happy. He was an example to us all.


- Jack Tuckett

I have such fond memories of Kerry we worked together on the activity committee we had so much fun and laughed so much at our planning meetings. Rest in peace my dear friend.


- Jewel Nelson

Karry was a funny guy he was our home teacher he would always have candy in his pocket for the kids!!!
He was a good man. He always had a smile on his face. He would light up the whole room. He will be missed by.
condolences for his family.
May the Savior be with you always.


- Lindsay and Jared Richhart

Taught him how to fall down when riding a bicycle! We built 3-story tree houses when we lived in Portland, Oregon. We rode skateboards from 1962 to 1967! Played football in Oregon and Utah in our backyards. Went through loosing our Mom when he was 12 and I was 17 in 1968. Believe it or not he actually had curly hair and was skinny at that time! We exchanged a hug in the hospital a week before he passed on. Kerry’s back in the arms of his Mother and father on the other side of the veil! What a happy re-union!


- Scott Stapley

Wow, we sure are gonna miss you. You have always been my buddy and always had something nice to say and loved to joke around and you had such a positive attitude, l am going to miss you!


- Rosanne Orgill

How can you forget Kerry. He was a friend of my son and a neighbor. He and Keven tried to scare my daughter while she was baby sitting their neighbor’s kids.They didn’t know the alarm was set at the house. Thy ended up at our house pretty quick. Just good fun and fond memories. Kerry will be missed.
Sending prayers and sympathy to the family.


- Rae Coombs