Mr. Statler was a retired car salesman and a resident of Bloomfield.
On April 14, 1951, he was united in marriage to Geneva McAnelly in Piggott, Ark. Mrs. Statler survives at their residence in Bloomfield.
Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Donnie Statler of Paducah, Ky., and Kenneth Statler and wife Renay of Bloomfield; three daughters, Clara Ellis and husband Lonnie of Jacksonville, Ark., Ella Johnson and husband Dearl of Dexter, and Belinda Jones of Bloomfield; 15 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, William Gail Statler; one daughter, Linda Stoker; one brother, Loy Russell; and three sisters, Ora Kirkpatrick, Zola Kirkpatrick, and Stella Jaco.
Visitation will be held at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter with Rev. Roger Wooten officiating.
Interment will follow in the Triplett cemetery.