Floyd “Nelson” Stanton, Jr., age 73 of Maxton passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2018.

Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, August 13, 2018 at Richard Boles Funeral Service Chapel. Burial with military honors will follow in Midway Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Nelson was born May13, 1945 in Norfolk ,Virginia a son of the late Floyd Nelson Stanton, Sr. and Viola Jessica Whitley. He was a Veteran who proudly served as an Airman First Class in the United States Air Force. He retired after many years of service as a shipyard superintendent. Nelson was a member of the VFW and enjoyed leather crafting, woodworking and sharing time with family.

Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his sisters, Joyce Leviner, Benny Bentley, Faye Patterson, Dot LaPine and Becky Tucker.

He leaves behind his daughter, Tonya Mae Stanton McVaugh; brother, Joseph “Joe” Samuel Stanton of Raeford; grandchildren, Taralynn Foley, Thomas Green Foley, Trey Mark Foley, Cayla Elizabeth Foley (Thomas), Kennedy Lena Foley (Trey); great grandchildren, Lillian Rose Foley, Sunni Elizabeth Foley, Toni Kate Foley, Annabelle Claire Foley, Madeline Grace Foley, Conner Wilson Foley, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Richard Boles Funeral Service.