Richard "Dick" Howard Stanley, 89, of Englewood, Fla., died on Tuesday (Aug. 28, 2012) at Mount Carmel East Hospital. Born Sept. 26, 1922, in Marietta to the late Howard and Elizabeth (Wilking) Stanley.
Richard was a former meteorologist with the U.S. Air Force and was a Hurricane Hunter. He was a longtime member of Groveport United Methodist Church and was a past president of Groveport Lion's Club.
He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Annie (Lillie) Stanley. Dick is survived by his son, Bob (Olivia) Stanley; and daughter, Barbara (Jerry) Sommer; grandchildren, Krysta Sharpe (James Martin), Rob (Sarah) Stanley, Kylene Stanley, Kalynn Ferrell, Bill (Rebecca) Sommer, Dan (Samantha) Sommer; and great-grandchildren, Trey, Tarynn, Bailey, Bryce, Brynna, Jake, Ben, Brady, Mara, Claire, Addyson, Jack, and Isla.
Friends may visit 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at The Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home, 650 West Waterloo St., Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110, where a funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday with Pastor Jay Moyers officiating. Interment will be at Lithopolis Cemetery. Friends who wish may contribute to Groveport United Methodist Church Endowment Fund, 512 Main Street, Groveport, Ohio 43125. Online condolences www.spencefuneralhome.com.