Willie M. “Bill” Stanley, Sr., age 85, passed away at his home on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
He was born in Rayville, Louisiana to Rosie Lee and Edwin Stanley on October 16, 1932.
Bill worked for Continental EMSCO and retired after 50 years of employment. He was a longtime rancher and enjoyed being outdoors and spending time with his family. His hobbies included hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Rita Stanley; two sons, Kenneth Stanley and Kyle Stanley; as well as several brothers and sisters.
Bill is survived by his children, Willie (Terri) Stanley of Orange Grove, Gary (Cecile) Stanley of Tilden, and Cathy (Ronnie) Wilbanks of Cimarron, Kansas; seven grandchildren, Crystal (Les) Heddlesten, Clint Brandt, Ryan (Mary Kay) Brandt, Tasha Stanley, Rawnie (Jay) Coquat, Tymonee (Warren) Wilburn, and Tyrel Stanley; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Magglene Polk of Pioneer, Louisiana and Dale (Alvin) Stowe of Rayville, Louisiana; one brother, Roy (Jettie) Stanley of Silsbee, Texas; as well as extended family and many cherished friends.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 28, 2018 at Holmgreen Mortuary Chapel.
Chapel Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Holmgreen Mortuary Chapel. Interment will follow at Hilltop Cemetery in Tilden, Texas.
Arrangements are entrusted to Holmgreen Mortuary, 2061 E. Main St., Alice, Texas.
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