Joseph Bradley Stanifer

February 28, 1941 ~ November 12, 2020 (age 79)


JOSEPH BRADLEY STANIFER 2/28/41 - 11/12/20


Born in Hamilton Ohio February 28th 1941 to John and Myrtle Stanifer

Joe loved at an early age.  One of his first was the love of competition and athletics.  Football, baseball, softball, bowling, golf,  and especially the lifelong support he gave to THE OHIO STATE BUCKEYES. 

He graduated from Garfield High school and enlisted in the Army in 1958, as 

Veteran of foreign wars he transferred to Fort Lewis Washington in 1961. As luck would have it his transfer would lead him to the love of his life Dorothy Louise Carrier. 

They married in 1961 and settled in the little town of Orting Wa where their family grew as did his love for his new hometown. 

Joe was Employed as long time logger by St. Regis then retired from the Rainer State school where he was a caregiver at the Hyak house. Joe loved his job and all the people who encompassed his life. 

After retirement Joe & Dode enjoyed road trips, spending time with family and loved to attend grandchildren's sporting events, and of course going to the casino. 

Joe loved the Orting Eagles #3480. He was a dedicated charter member and a worthy past president. He cherished all of his long lasting friendships built there. 

In December of 2013 after 52 years of marriage Joe lost his beloved wife Dorothy.

Although beset by his grief Joe, the patriarch of his family, managed to convey his love 

to his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Through all of his life Joe enjoyed the journey and gave far more than he took. 

He leaves behind many dear friends and will be greatly missed. It give us his family great comfort that he is now in Heaven with the love of his life our momma where his heart longed to be. 


Joseph is proceeded in death by his

Wife Dorothy Stanifer 

Sister Barbra ( Homer)

Brother Kenneth (Yolanda)

Brother Berlyn (Mary)

Sister Linda Faye


He is survived by his

Sister Linda (Frankie)

Sister Mary

Sister Diane (Brad)

Brother William (Nancy) 

Brother Paul (Sandra)

Brother Howard (Fredetta)


Son David Hill (Allison Crandall)

Daughter Denice (Chuck) White

Daughter Jennifer (Scott) Curran 

Daughter Angela Wilkins ( Eric Treuter)

Son Casey Stanifer ( Coreena Bergquist)



Tiana Winchell (Bryan Winchell)

Justin Hill

Greg White 

Daniel White 

Dennis Curran 

Andrea Curran 

Nickolas Wilkins (Vanessa Wilkins)

As well as 11 great grandchildren 

He also leaves behind his precious companion dashhound Maddie


Services will be held on November 30th at Powers Funeral in Puyallup Wa

A public viewing will be held at 11am followed by a private family memorial at 12:00. 

There will be graveside services at the Orting cemetery following the memorial where the public is welcome. Please join us if you wish in our final fair well to our Pappa Joe.

Please bring your masks!!

In lieu of flowers please donate to the Orting food bank in memory of Joe Stanifer. 


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November 30, 2020

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Powers Funeral Home
320 W. Pioneer Ave
Puyallup, WA 98371

November 30, 2020

1:00 PM

Please note
Committal with Military Honors will be held at the Orting Cemetery.
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