FORTVILLE — Robert L. Stanley, 82, of Fortville passed away Oct. 11, 2013, in Indianapolis surrounded by his family.
He was born Nov. 2, 1930, in Ingalls to Homer and Cecil (Stanley) Brantlinger who passed away when he was a small child. He was later adopted by his aunt and uncle Everett and Edna (Holloway) Stanley.
Bob retired from Plant Protection for Western Electric after 24 years and also sold real estate for Robert Smith Realty and Steve Vendel Realty, both in Fortville. He was a 1948 graduate of Pendleton High School and was involved with United States Auto Club (Indy Racing League), Indy 500 Old Timers Club and served on the Fortville Town Council. He was also a former member and Chief of Fortville Fire Department and served on the Fortville Council for Economic Development.
He is survived by his wife, Janice (Cash) Stanley, whom he married on Oct. 27, 1950; son Greg (Huei Ja) of McCordsville, daughter Jana (Allen) McIntosh of Westfield, son Roger (Nola) of Green Bay, Wis., and son Steve (DeAnna) of Fortville; 11 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by his birth parents, adoptive parents, brother Jack Allen and sister Phyllis (Calvert) Rash.
Friends may call on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Seals Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Fortville. A Celebration of Bob’s Life will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Gravel Lawn Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Huntington’s Disease Society of America 505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 902 New York, NY 10018.
Post online condolences at www.sealsfuneralhome.com or www.theheraldbulletin.com.