Richard Stanley
Richard Stanley
  • July 25, 1938 - December 23, 2017
  • North Charleston, South Carolina

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Richard E. Stanley, Sr. (79) of North Charleston-SC entered into eternal life on December 23, 2017.

He was born and raised in Memphis, TN to the late Ruth Walker Stanley and Hugh Thomas Stanley. He is survived by his beloved wife of 32 years, Lynn Stanley; loving father of two sons, Richard E. Stanley, Jr. (Darlene), Joseph Amundsen (Dave) and one daughter Tami Bradley (Shawn); attentive and devoted grandfather to Olivia, Ethan, Aiden, Marrlee, and Evan; and numerous nieces and nephews. Richard E. Stanley, Jr. unexpectedly passed away following the death of his father. Richard Sr. was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Derwood Lochman.

Richard retired from the Department of Defense with 44 years of exemplary service including tours of duty at SUPSHIP and NAVFAC. He was an exceptional loving husband, father, grandfather, mentor, comedian, storyteller, and always willing to lend a helping hand to someone in need. He never met a stranger. He loved all children and was referred to as "Santa" to all those who knew and loved him.

Richard was a larger than life colorful character. His favorite expressions were "Cheese and Crackers" and "Wooly Bugger Shucks". He loved to swap stories, that is if you could get a word in edgewise. He embraced life and lived it to the fullest each and every day. He was artistic and had many talents including projects with his children when they were in school and then in turn with his grandchildren. His children and grands were the loves of his life. He loved to mentor and share his knowledge. One of his grandson's said, "I know I can ask Granddaddy because he knows everything." He also loved to travel especially to places he had never been. He was a force of nature and will be deeply missed.

Family and friends are invited to attend his visitation at Carolina Memorial Gardens on Sunday, December 31, 2017 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm with funeral service to follow at 2:30pm. Interment will follow in Carolina Memorial Gardens. The family requests that you dress casually in that he was never a suit and tie kind of guy.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or ETV Endowment.