Jack E. Stanley, 72, of Nebraska City died Aug. 20, 2012 at his home. He was born on March 13, 1940 to Phillip and Ruby (Hankins) Stanley at their home in Thurman, Iowa.
He graduated from Bartlett High School, Bartlett, Iowa, in 1958. He entered the United States Navy on March 11, 1959 and proudly served his country until his honorable discharge on Feb. 12, 1963. During his time in service, he served aboard the Ticonderoga and Lexington aircraft carriers. He also served during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Jack married Maureen D. Stapleton on Sept. 22, 1962 in Torrance, Calif. He worked many years for the Nebraska Department of Roads until his retirement in 2006. He was a member of the Eagles Aerie #968, the Nebraska City Gun Club and was formerly the chief of the Nebraska City Rescue.
He is survived by wife Maureen Stanley of Nebraska City; children Stacie M. Swaink and husband Dan of Syracuse, Brian Stanley and wife Karla of Brownville, Christopher Stanley and wife Kristy of Shenandoah, Iowa, and Kori Clayton and husband Ryan of Bismarck, Ark.; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; brothers Rick Stanley and wife Charlene of Glenwood, Iowa, and Tom Stanley and wife Camille of Auburn; other family and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City with a lunch to follow. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. at the Tabor Cemetery in Tabor, Iowa, with complete military services conducted by the U.S. Navy Funeral Honors Detail and Tabor VFW.
The family will greet friends from 6-7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24, at the mortuary.
Memorials are suggested to the A.L.S. Foundation or to the family in his memory.
Condolences may be left at www.gudefuneralhomes.com.
Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City, is in charge of the arrangements.