Johnny
Always loved ~ forever in our hearts
  • 45 years old
  • Born on November 23, 1973 in Petersburg, Virginia, United States.
  • Passed away on December 15, 2018 in Norfolk, Virginia, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Jonathan Stainback, 45 years old.  Gone too soon.  We will remember him forever.


Jonathan Wayne Stainback, 45 years old, of Nags Head, NC, was born November 23, 1973 and passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 15, 2018.  Jonathan was also known to friends and family as Johnny and Jon.  Jonathan grew up living in Colonial Heights, VA. He resided in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands and in the Florida Keys for years.  Jonathan always seemed to make it back to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where he called home.

Jonathan was a charismatic, adventurous, free spirit.  He loved the beach, surfing and fishing.  Most of all, Jonathan loved spending time with his family and a great group of friends that will miss him dearly.  He was also quite the artist, often times making personalized birthday cards and sketches.

Jonathan will be lovingly remembered by his father, C.D. Stainback, of Colonial Heights, VA; his sister, Angel Stainback Avery and her husband, Chris Avery, adored nephew and niece, Casey and Abbey Avery, of Chesterfield, VA; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.  Jonathan was preceded in death by his mother, Eva "Judy" Stainback; grandparents, William B. Stainback and Florence Mae Winfield Stainback, Edgar L. Talbott, Jr. and Teeco Dalton Talbott.

Jonathan was part of the team at Tortugas' Lie in Nags Head, NC, where he will be sadly missed.


"and think of him as living in the hearts of those he touched...for nothing loved is ever lost and he was loved so much"

~His Journey's Just Begun by Ellen Brenneman


Beloved friends and family may share condolences, memories, photos, light a candle and say a final goodbye to Jonathan.  His family would love any and all contributions to enhance his memorial site.  Please feel free to share Jonathan's Forever Missed site with friends.


Posted by Nathan Robinson on 4th February 2019
Jonathan, You will forever be in my heart, my thoughts and my prayers. I'm thankful for the time we spent together and for the friendship we shared. Thank you for all the love you showed me and my family. We love and miss you dearly. I'm glad you got to meet Miller.
Posted by Mark Form on 3rd February 2019
I remember Jon as a student in my Math class. He was always trying to do his best. He definitely will be missed. His passing comes as a huge surprise, to be taken so young. Condolences to his family.
Posted by Florence Scott on 1st February 2019
When I think of Johnny - I see him as a beautiful toddler. He was so energetic and so beautiful. When sunlight was upon him - he shone!! His hair had a reddish sheen and he smiled brilliantly. No matter how many years - this is how he always lives in my mind. May the heavens cradle him gently.
Posted by Angel Avery on 1st February 2019
Love you & miss you Johnny❤️❤️❤️ -Ellen Davis
Posted by Angel Avery on 31st January 2019
My heart goes out to Jonathan’s OBX friends, that were very much like his family. Nate, thanks for being such a good friend to him. Lindsey, aka Lieutenant, thanks for your caring friendship & “bossing him around”, he needed that, I’m sure. Friends at Tortugas’ Lie and more, I know all of you must be missing him and I am sorry for your loss as well.❤
Posted by Rebecca Zinn on 30th January 2019
Well we began creating havock together(and Angel of course although she will deny it) in 1973 shorty after we were born I am sure! So many memories made over the years cousin and you will be missed. Love always
Posted by Angel Avery on 30th January 2019
Missing so much!!!!!

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