Paul F. Stanley

Paul Fritz Stanley, 82, of Huntington, IN, died Monday, June 30, 2014, at 10:20 a.m. at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.

Mr. Stanley graduated from Lancaster High School in 1949 and served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He retired from Standard Oil Anhydrous Company, where he had been employed for 23 years, and had also farmed in Lancaster and Polk townships.

He was a member of Pilchers Chapel United Methodist Church, Huntington County. He was a member of the Huntington County Basketball Hall of Fame and helped organize the first Old Timers Basketball Tournament in Huntington, playing for the Lancaster team.

He was born Sept. 15, 1931, in Huntington County to John C. Sr. and Bessie E. Fritz Stanley. He married Audrey I. Fitch on March 31, 1951, in Dallas Township. His wife preceded him in death on March 17, 2011.

Survivors include two sons, Michael F. (Pamela) Stanley, of Huntington, and Steven A. Stanley, of Warren; a brother, Joseph (Joanna) Stanley, of Decatur; a sister, Elizabeth Stanley Herberger, of Lockport, NY; four grandchildren, Sean Stanley, Stacie Ball, Tony Stanley and Tyler Stanley; and seven great-grandchildren.

Calling is Friday, July 4, 2014, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington. A service will be held on Saturday, July 5, 2014, at 10 a.m., with calling one hour prior to the service, at Pilchers Chapel United Methodist Church, 2039S-600W, Huntington. Dr. Veryl C. Roth will officiate. Burial will be at Lancaster Cemetery, Huntington County.

Memorial gifts may be made to Pilchers Chapel United Methodist Church in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary.

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