Robert Stanley


Graveside funeral service for Robert Stanley, 77 year old Thermopolis resident and former Johnson County man who passed away Sunday in Thermopolis, will be held Saturday, September 11th at 11:00 a.m. in the Kaycee Cemetery with Reverend Tom Saur officiating. Visitation will be held from the Adams Funeral Home Chapel on Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Donations in Mr. Stanley’s name may be made to the St. Francis Animal Shelter in care of the Adams Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo.

Robert Gene Stanley was born on July 23, 1933 in Batavia, Arkansas to James Wesley and Blanche Stanley. When he was two years old he moved with his family to Kaycee, Wyoming where he grew up and received his education. He was married on March 10, 1953 in Thermopolis, to Sarah Sizemore Faith and they made their home in Thermopolis. On March 16th of that same year Bob joined the military and served for three years including time spent in Korean during the Korean Conflict. After the military he moved back to Thermopolis where he was a truck driver. They lived in various parts of Wyoming but called Thermopolis their home. He retired in 1990 and continued living in Thermopolis until the time of his death.

Bob loved riding snow machines, four wheelers and camping in the Big Horn Mountains. He was an avid fisherman and loved spending time with his family in the outdoors. He spent many hours talking about his young life with his sisters and brother on the Big Horn Mountains at his dad’s sheep camp. Bob loved his work and meeting and making new friends. He was a lifetime member of the Eagles Lodge and the VFW.

He is survived by his wife Sarah of Thermopolis; one son Robert Stanley of Thermopolis; four daughters, Sherry Derrico and her husband Lyle of Thermopolis, Shirley Hull and her husband Delwin of Ithica, Michigan, Debbie Gene Williams and her husband Byron of Usk, Washington and Cindy Lou Pauley of Wellington, North Carolina; one brother Donald Stanley English of Cody, Wyoming; two sisters Kate Baker and Fern Lay both of Cheyenne; fourteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.