Bryan Stapleton, 46 had been identified as the Greenfield man who was killed in an terrible tree-trimming accident on Tuesday, July 28, 2021.
According to Highland County Sheriff’s Office, Chief Deputy Brandon Stratton said that the office had received a call regarding an unresponsive man pinned to a large tree at 14480 U.S. Route 50, east of Hillsboro across from Cole’s Bait & Tackle, at 8:25 p.m.
Stapleton was apparently working by himself when he unexpectedly was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Stratton said Stapleton had been in the tree-cutting business for somewhere around 30 years.
Reactions To Bryan Stapleton Death
”I’m still at a loss. What a good man Bryan was. Until we meet again cuz. I’ll never forget all those times we as kids went fishing together. I’ll see you again. RIP Bryan….” Randy Adams posted on Facebook.
”Please keep Evelyn Stapleton and family in your prayers today. Her son Bryan Stapleton(he and his sister and his kids all took classes at TDS)was in a terrible tree trimming accident and he has passed away . I am so sad to hear this . He was too young to go . His children just lost their dad . 46 is way to young….” Terrie Chapman posted on Facebook.
It is in the spirit of this mourning that we extend our condolences to the family of Bryan Stapleton and everyone affected by the passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Evelyn Stapleton and his amazing kids whom he left behind.
He was a big contribution to both his community and country and filling the hole he left behind in our hearts will be hard to fix. Bryan Stapleton will be greatly missed.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, August 7, 2021 in the Rainsboro Elementary School with Pastor Roger Newkirk officiating. A time of gathering for family and friends will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Following Bryan’s wishes, he will be cremated. The ANDERSON-EBRIGHT FUNERAL HOME, Greenfield is serving the family. In lieu of flowers, Bryan’s family ask that his love of trees be remembered by donating a tree to be planted in his memory through his online obituary or honoring his love of children by donating to St Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St Jude PL, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.