William Staples Jr.

Feb 18, 2021
William Staples Jr.

Washington — William “Sonny” Staples Jr., 79, of Damariscotta, passed away peacefully Feb. 8, 2021, at Cove’s Edge after a brief illness.

Sonny was born in Thomaston Sept. 3, 1941, to William E. Staples and Dorothy B. (Weaver) Staples. He grew up and attended local schools in Friendship.

He was employed at Hannaford’s in Rockland for many years. He lived in Washington for at least 30 years and moved to Damariscotta about three years ago.

Sonny loved family gatherings, holidays, country music and Elvis. He was well respected for his honesty and was a hard worker. He will be remembered for his honesty, always being jolly, loving, compassionate and caring. He always had a warmth for people.

Sonny is predeceased by his wife of 28 years, Arlene, parents, and brother Jeff Benner.

He is survived by sisters Veronica L. Carter-Andersen of Cornville, Marlene Burnham of Waldoboro and Deborah Miller of Waldoboro; brothers Norman Benner of Friendship, Ronald Benner of Wells and Gary Benner of Friendship, as well as several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at a later date for Sonny and his wife Arlene at the Lakeview Cemetery in Union.

Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home 949 Main St. Waldoboro.

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Comments (1)
Posted by: Ragna Weaver | Feb 19, 2021 21:41

My thoughts and prayers are with Sonny's family.

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