Stanley “Stan” F. Stanley, 75, son of Raymond and Irene (Fagan) Stanley, was born July 28, 1944, in Robinson. He entered into rest after a courageous battle with cancer on November 7, 2019, at his home in Houston, Mo., surrounded by his family.
Stan grew up in Robinson, and graduated from Robinson High School in 1962. He was drafted into the Army in 1963. He proudly served his country in many overseas locations, as well as numerous locations based in the United States. He retired as a Colonel in 1994.
Stan was respected and admired throughout his life for his honesty, reliability, integrity and his unique sense of humor. He was a humble man who worked hard (and played hard) alongside everyone. When learning of Stan’s passing, his CSM stated “The Colonel was the only Commander that never placed himself above the lowest ranking private under his command. A much-respected leader. A true leader.” This rings true to his character in all avenues of his life.
Stan met Sandy Troxel in June 1978 in the Kansas City, Mo. area when he was based at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Both he and Sandy were single parents and raising their families across the street from each other in an apartment complex. They later married in May 1979.
Stan enjoyed fishing, boating, gardening, landscaping, cooking and working on building projects inside and outside of the home. He loved his big workshops and spent many hours playing in them. He enjoyed being around his family and friends. There was always so much laughter.
Stan is preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Raedene McDaniel. He leaves behind his wife, Sandy of Houston, Mo.; a son and daughter-in-law, Stan (Sheila) of Sioux Falls, S.D.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kendra (Brent) Upton of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Fawn (Robert) Standridge of Vidor, Texas; a brother and sister-in-law, Arthur (Rita) of Princeton, Ind.; nine grandchildren: Sable, Ryan, April, Drake, Orion, Jace, Darby, Maiya and Bailee; two great-grandchildren: Poppy and Sullivan; twenty-six nieces and nephews; and a host of other family members and friends.
Stan was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Graveside interment of cremated remains will be Saturday July 25, 2020, at 11 a.m. in the Robinson New Cemetery with Rev. Fr. Suresh Sambaturu officiating. Pulliam Funeral Home in Robinson is assisting the family with their final tribute to Col. Stanley. Military graveside Honors will be accorded by combined units of E. M. Coulter Post #69, American Legion, Reavill Post #132, American Legion, VFW Post #4549 and AMVETS Post #33.