It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of James Stanley Whitlow. This is a completely unexpected loss and our family is devastated by his passing.
James Stanley Whitlow, born on the bright and sunny morning of October 17, 1974, to Roger and Phyllis Whitlow in Richmond Virginia was a bright spark from the very beginning. A stranger to no one and no drum set, Stan discovered a beloved passion for percussion at a very young age. Stan excelled at drum lessons, was drumline leader in high school, and went on to create small bands with his close friends. After graduating from Lee Davis in the Class of 1992, Stan went on to play in Shire Lane Project (A band created by him, his late brother’s/best friends) in the early to late 2000s.
Stan also dabbled in other pursuits, including conspiracy thinking, podcasting with his dear friend, Danny, and traveling with his fiancee Julie. Stan would frequently play one day a week with his friends and family with a scheduled “Jam Session”.
Anyone who knew Stan knew the type of soul he had and knew how difficult this loss was for our family.
Stan is survived by his mother and father, Phyllis and Roger Whitlow; his brother and nephew, David and Ashton Whitlow; his daughter, Raven Whitlow his fiancee, Julie Swiney; and his stepdaughter, Raine Cook.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 14 at Affinity Funeral Service, Mechanicsville Chapel, 8074 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville, VA 23111. A Celebration of Life, a time of sharing, will follow from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. There will be a private family-only service, after the time of sharing, from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Please arrive ready to share some great stories and remember our dearest Stan. We only ask that you take the time to remember the beautiful soul that Stan was.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude for your attendance at Stan’s Celebration of Life service on January 14th as well as your kind words of comfort, food, cards, and flowers provided.
Rest in Peace young man you will be loved forever and not forgotten.