Lisbon- William Edward "Bill" Stanley, 90, of South Lincoln Ave., quietly passed away at 7:05pm, 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; step daughters, 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, son-in-laws, James “J.O.” Birch and Allan Waite; and grandson, Jessie Birch.
Funeral services will be held at 11am, Monday, February 24, 2020 at the Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home with Bob Garwood officiating. Entombment will follow at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit.
The family will receive friends from 2pm to 4pm Sunday at the funeral home, where a Masonic Service will be held at 1:45pm
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner’s at www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.
Friends may also view Bill’s memorial tribute page, share memories, and send condolences to the family at www.eells-leggett-stauffer.com.
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