Wallace Riley Stanley
Wallace Riley Stanley, treasured husband, father, uncle, brother and friend went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 13, 2008 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, January 17, 2008 in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Roy Hoosier.
Graveside services and interment will follow in Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in the McLewis community of Orange.
Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Born on March 26, 1947 in DeQuincy, Louisiana to Riley Monroe and Lottie Belle (Kingrey) Stanley, he was a previous resident of Deweyville and Jasper and he lived in Orange for the last 38 years. He worked as a department foreman in the Road and Bridge Division of Orange County at the Precinct 3 facility in Bridge City for 18 years.
He left to his family a strong work ethic and many happy memories. Wallace was a very generous man and always had something positive to say about everyone. He was known for his humor and sometimes his delivery was much funnier than his jokes. He loved good food and often shared his hard tac bisquits with his family and friends which were prepared by the love of his life. Many are grateful beyond measure for his generosity, unhesitating help and guidance. He will be greatly missed by many who knew him.
Wallace is preceded in death by his parents, his sister Margaret Stanley and his brother, Clinton Robert Stanley. Left behind to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 39 years, Brenda Bryant Stanley of Orange; sons, Alec Daniel Stanley and wife Dorothy and Wallace Brandon Stanley and wife Lisa all of Orange; daughter, Kristina Brady and husband Tim of Orange; grandchildren, T. J. Brady, Kristian Dillard and Kade and Bryce Stanley all of Orange and Whitney Stanley of Nederland; brother, Roger Dale Stanley of West Orange; sisters, Vera Mae Colligan and husband Percy of Lumberton, Winnie Mae Edwards and husband Reverend Eddie of Robeline, Louisiana, Jean Ratliff and husband Larry of Nacogdoches and Shirley Ann Harvey and husband Tommy of Deweyville. Numerous nieces, nephews extended family members and a host of friends. Pallbearers will be Mike James, David Murphy, Ronnie LeJeune, Percy Flannagan, Ted Barrow and John Buntyn. Honorary Pallbearers will be John Dubose, Donald Cole, Sterling Smith, Price Bennett and other employees of Orange County.
For those desiring memorial contributions, donations may be made to Hospice of Texas, 2900 North Street, Suite 100, Beaumont, Texas 77702.