Anthony Vernon “Tony” Staats, 63, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away on August 17, 2019, in Ravenswood, WV.

He was born on August 20, 1955, in Ravenswood, son of the late Robert V. Staats, and Carol Franklin Staats.

Tony was a graduate of Ravenswood High School, class of 1973.  He was an avid weight lifter and lettered in four sports in high school.  He served his country in the US Air Force from June 1973 until June 1976.  Tony worked for Kaiser Aluminum as an anode setter in the pot rooms from 1976 until 1981.  He retired from Century Aluminum in 2009 with 21 years of service.

Tony is survived by his mother, Carol A. Staats; sister, Marsha (Calvin) Engle; brother, Timothy (Connie) Staats; nieces, Amanda O’Dell, Leigh Ann (Jason) Kerns, Melissa (Eric) France; and nephew, David (Lyndsey) Staats.  Also surviving are 4 great nephews and 2 great nieces.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by sister, Deborah O’Dell; paternal grandparents, Veldra and Ethel Staats; and maternal grandparents, William and Hazel Franklin.

The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at 1:00 pm at Roush Funeral Home in Ravenswood with Pastor Allen Stewart officiating.  Burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens in Cottageville, WV.

Friends will be received by the family at the funeral home on Wednesday, August 21, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, time of service.

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