Carl Joseph “C.J.” Staley passed away due to complications from his strokes August 23, 2016 in Rocksprings, Wyoming. He was born August 20th, 1989 in Roosevelt, Utah to his loving Parents Sarah Christensen Searle and Rodney Carl Staley. He married Kiara Ridley in 2008. They later divorce but remain very good friends.
C.J. was an amazing person from the day he was born. He loved his family and friends with his whole heart and was always there to lend a helping hand. He would give you the shirt off his back. He always put everyone’s needs before his own.
From a very young age, C.J. had a love for going fast no matter if it was his dirt bikes, bullet bike, truck, or his wheelchair. He always had to go. He was always hard to keep up with. Even after he had his stroke, he never gave up his right.
C.J. is survived by: parents, Sarah and Preston Searle; brothers, K.C. (Brittany) Staley and Earl Gerald Staley; niece, Chloe McCall Staley and nephews, Deegan Ryan Staley and Rodney Carl Staley; grandparents, Gerald and LaDee Christensen, Naomi Hatch, and Gerry Staley; as well as many uncles, aunts, cousins, friend and ex-wife Kiara Ridley Staley.
C.J. was proceeded in death by: father, Rodney Carl Staley; grandfather, Melvin Earl Staley; uncle, Ryan Dee Staley; aunt, Veronica Davis; cousins, J.B. Hunsaker, Larry DeWayne Davis, Janetta Collinsworth, and Cameron Spaulding.
Graveside services were held Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at the Maeser Fairview Cemetery. A viewing was held Saturday from 12:30-1:30 P.M. at the Ashley Valley Funeral Home