Samuel Dirk Stanley


Samuel Dirk Stanley, 75, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2019 at his home in Riverview, FL. He was born on July 12, 1943 in Fairmont, WV to Samuel and Sarah Morgan Stanley. Dirk grew up in Parkersburg, WV. He graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1961. He attended West Virginia University where he received a degree in business. Dirk received his MBA from Golden Gate University in San Francisco and his CLU from Bryn Marr College in Philadelphia, PA. He entered the United States Air Force attending Officers Training School in San Antonio, TX. After OTS he spent a year at Kessler AFB in Biloxi, MS for training in communications. From there he was assigned to Castle AFB in Atwater, CA to be the head of communications maintenance for air traffic control. He was nominated to represent the Air Force as head of the Nixon White House communications as a 1st. Lieutenant. He left the Air Force as a Captain in 1970.
Dirk was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Sarah Stanley of Parkersburg, WV and his older brother, Shannon Morgan Stanley of Dayton, VA.
He is survived by his wife Sharon (Cole) Stanley of Fairmont, WV; his daughter, Samantha Elizabeth (Stanley) Fletcher; his grandson, Colton Samuel Fletcher both of Lithia, FL and loving nieces, nephews and their families. He is also survived by Jack and Sharron (Stanley) Moran of Estes Park, CO, Brad and Saralie (Stanley) Sheets of Parkersburg, WV and Stephen and Judy (Davis) Stanley of Parkersburg, WV. He is also survived by Robert and Brenda (Riefer) Smith of Monongahela, PA, Jeff and Barbara (Riefer) Wise of Fairmont, WV and Sherri (Lemley) Stanley of Dayton, VA.
Dirk was a devoted Christian, a man of deep faith and a student of God's word. He shared his faith in a loving and gentle way to anyone who was open to listen. He was treasured and loved by his wife of 56 years. He will be greatly missed, but he will never be forgotten.
A memorial in Dirk's honor will be held at Trinity Assembly of God Church in Fairmont, WV in early May. Details will be forth coming.
Published on April 9, 2019
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2 posts

Tom Kostohryz
Apr 15, 2019
I worked with Dirk in the health insurance business. He was a great guy and always very upbeat!
I really enjoyed his company!
I smile when thinking about him;
I will keep the family in my thoughts and prayers!
Tom K
Shirley Myers Garvin
Apr 11, 2019
Sharon and family,
So sorry to learn on Dirk's passing...PRAYERS for Comfort and Peace at this time