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In Memory of

James Daniel Stanley

October 2, 1926 - June 15, 2017

Obituary


James Daniel Stanley passed away Thursday, June 15, 2017, at River Pointe Health Campus. He was born October 2, 1926, in Evansville, IN to the late John and Nettie (Raikes) Stanley.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving during WWII. He was a graduate of the University of Evansville, began his working career at Bucyrus Erie Co. in Evansville and was then employed by the U.S. Dept. of Labor, retiring in 1988 as Area Director of the Wage and Hour Division in Springfield, IL. He was a member of the Newburgh...

James Daniel Stanley passed away Thursday, June 15, 2017, at River Pointe Health Campus. He was born October 2, 1926, in Evansville, IN to the late John and Nettie (Raikes) Stanley.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving during WWII. He was a graduate of the University of Evansville, began his working career at Bucyrus Erie Co. in Evansville and was then employed by the U.S. Dept. of Labor, retiring in 1988 as Area Director of the Wage and Hour Division in Springfield, IL. He was a member of the Newburgh Masonic Lodge and Hadi Shrine Temple in Evansville, where he was a member of the Shrine Chanters for many years. After retirement Jim learned to play piano and was privileged to play his favorite song, "The Entertainer" on Frank Lloyd Wright's piano at Taliesen West in Phoenix, AZ. Jim also took flying lessons, earned his license as a private pilot and owned three airplanes. He served two years as President of Heritage Federal Credit Union and 15 years as a volunteer preparing taxes for AARP.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Marjorie (May) Stanley; and granddaughter, Summer White Lynch.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Carey (Schaffer) Stanley; daughter, Jan White and granddaughter, Erika, both of Indianapolis, IN; sister, Nancy Wright of Evansville, IN; brother, Thurman (June) Stanley of FL; great-grandsons, Aidan and Dylan Lynch, both of Chicago; aunt, Helen Stanley; nephew, John (Kelly) Wright; niece, Melinda Vaughn; and cousin, Rev. Roy Stanley.

There will be no visitation at Alexander West Chapel; Rev. Roy Stanley will officiate at a private family memorial service at Locust Hill Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to any charity. Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderWestChapel.com.