William P. Standingdeer, 57, of Cherokee, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. A native of Cherokee, he was the son of the late Joseph and Beatrice Davis Standingdeer.
He is survived by his wife, Bernice Taylor Standingdeer; foster parents, Ray and Jerri Kinsland of Cherokee; brothers, Robert Standingdeer of Cherokee and Jess Standingdeer of Sylva; sisters, Cynthia Standingdeer of Cherokee, Debora Foerst of Cherokee, and Dora Robinson of Sylva. He was known as dad to Trudy Taylor, Anna Bigwitch, and Christopher Martinez and Papaw to Zayden, Anali, Jolden, Newton, Alicia, Sammy, Timothy, Nyla, and Keiffer. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2pm Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Acquoni Baptist Chapel. Revs. Ned Pressley, Jim Parks and James (Bo) Parris will officiate with burial in the Davis Family Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 4pm to 12am Monday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cherokee Children’s Home, PO Box 507, Cherokee, NC 28719.
Crisp Funeral Home is assisting the family.