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Alan Stalker

August 15, 1950 - June 27, 2022

Alan Raymond Stalker, 71, of Forest, VA, died Monday, June 27, 2022.  He was the loving husband of Susan Stalker.

Alan was born August 15, 1950, in England, son of the late Harold and Winifred Stalker, where he lived until he was in his twenties. He graduated from the University of Leeds in Manchester, England. In 1975 he moved to the United States to work as an engineer for Dunlop Tire Company. He later completed his master’s degree at NC State University. He worked as a mechanical engineer in the nuclear power industry for Carolina Power & Light for 20 years, then in 2002 he was employed at Framatome where he also worked for 20 years. He started as a Principal Engineer in Nuclear Engineering, transitioned to a Project Manager, and was still employed part-time in the Installed Base Products and Engineering product line.

Back in the 1980’s Alan was an active member of the Raleigh Ski and Outing Club, where he met Susan, his wife of 26 years. They enjoyed many years of snow skiing, hiking, camping, cycling, and world traveling. Alan also was an avid cook, known for his delicious Shepherd’s Pie. He enjoyed taking his boys to cross-country races and enthusiastically cheering them on. Alan was a member of Calvary Chapel Church.

Alan is survived by his wife, sons Winston and Morgan, and his sister Ann Griffith.

A celebration of Alan’s life will be conducted at 10:00 AM on Saturday, July 2, 2022, in the chapel at Tharp Funeral Home, Bedford with Pastor Troy Warner officiating. The family will receive friends one hour following the service at Tharp Funeral Home.  Interment will follow in Holy Land Cemetery.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, is assisting the family.

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The best Uncle a niece could wish for x Uncle Alan lit up Christmas when he came to visit us in the UK, we had so much fun and lots of laughs. He has always told great stories about his adventures with Susan, Winston and Morgan and we were lucky enough to spend time with him when he last visited in 2019. You will be hugely missed Uncle Alan and we are sorry we will not be there today in person to say our goodbyes, but please know we are thinking of you and sending all our love and thoughts to Aunt Susan, Winston and Morgan. Delyth xxx

Posted by Delyth Fella on July 2, 2022

A truly wonderful Uncle. So many happy memories of his many visits back to England. "Uncle Alan is coming over for Christmas" Mum would announce when we were growing up in the 80s and me and my sister would get very excited as he was lots of fun! We loved hearing about his many adventures and trips as a younger man and then later, of those he shared with Susan and the boys. He had a big warm heart and we shall all miss him terribly. We're so sorry not to be able to say goodbye in person but we shall be thinking of him dearly and send all our love to our Aunt Susan and our cousins Winston and Morgan. Zoe xx

Posted by Zoe Debenham (niece) on July 2, 2022

Alan was a friend and colleague. We first met and worked together on the Diablo Canyon Head Replacement project from 2007-2012. We have stayed in touch off and on over the years. Alan was a good man and I am deeply saddened to hear of his passing. I will keep the family in my thoughts and prayers over the coming months. Scott-

Posted by Scott Rector on July 1, 2022

Alan was my mentor when I first joined the team and I learned a lot from him. He was a treasure house of knowledge and always willing to help. He always spoke very proudly of his sons and family. I will really miss him and his hearty laughter. My deepest condolences to the Stalker family.

Posted by Maya C on July 1, 2022

My most sincere condolences to Alan's family on his unexpected passing. He was a faithful friend and colleague and a devoted family man. His hearty laugh and his advice about work and life will be sorely missed around the halls at Framatome. It was truly my pleasure to know him, work with him, and learn from him over the years.

Posted by Danielle Page Blair on July 1, 2022

I had the honor of working with Alan as a Project Manager for many years. Alan was someone i could always go to for advice. He was always willing to share his experience and knowledge. He had such a great sense of humor and i enjoyed working with him. My prayers are with the Stalker family at this difficult time. Alan will be missed.

Posted by Beverly Watson on July 1, 2022

Offering my deepest condolences to the family of Alan Stalker. I have had the pleasure of working with Alan from time to time and he was such a kind and patient man. Sending peaceful thoughts and prayers your way at this difficult time.

Posted by Heidi Whatley on July 1, 2022

I’m so sorry, thinking of the family in this difficult time.

Posted by Xiana Klopfenstein on June 30, 2022

I'd like to offer my deepest condolences to the Stalker family. I had the honor and pleasure of knowing and working with Alan throughout much of my career at AREVA/Framatome and am truly saddened by the news of his passing. He will be greatly missed.

Posted by Bill Stuard on June 29, 2022

We are saddened to hear of Alan's passing, and will always remember his kind heart and smile. The Spangenberg family is thinking of you with sympathy.

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