LISBON, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – William Edward “Bill” Stanley, 90, of South Lincoln Avenue, quietly passed away at 7:05 p.m., Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at Continuing Healthcare of Lisbon.
Mr. Stanley recently celebrated his 90th birthday, as he was born January 4, 1930 in Alliance, Ohio, a son of the late Lyman John Stanley and the late Mable Irene May (Varner) Potts.
A 1948 graduate of Lisbon David Anderson High School.
Bill retired as a rural mail carrier for the U.S. Post office after 35 years of faithful service.
He was a member of the Lisbon First Christian Church; Lisbon Eagles Aerie 2216, where he was a Golden Eagle; Lisbon American Legion Post 275; New Lisbon Lodge 65 F&AM; chapter; council and commandary.
Bill also proudly served our country as a member of the U.S. Navy.
He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Geraldine (Lipp) Stanley, whom he married August 30, 1974; daughters, Colleen (Bob) Turner and Sharon Waite; son, Allen (Laurie) Stanley; stepdaughters, Nancy (Don) Jugenhiemer, Cheryl (Phil) Silliman, Mary Lou (Doyle) Pahona, Joyce Birch and Patty Soules; stepsons, Dick (Terrie) Spooner, Larry (Myra) Spooner, Jeff (Sharon) Spooner, Roger (Suzanne) Spooner, Jim Spooner and Bruce Spooner; half-sister, Sally Byred; 36 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren and many great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Bill was also preceded in death by his son, William W. Stanley; sons-in-law, James “J.O.” Birch and Allan Waite and grandson, Jessie Birch.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Sunday, February 23, 2020 at the Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home, where a Masonic Service will be held at 1:45 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 24, 2020 at the funeral home with Bob Garwood officiating.
Entombment will follow at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner’s at www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.
Friends may share memories and send condolences to the family at www.eells-leggett-stauffer.com.
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A television tribute will air Thursday, February 20, at the following approximate times: 7:10 a.m. on FOX, 12:22 p.m. on WKBN, 5:08 p.m. on MyYTV and 7:27 p.m. on WYTV.