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Place of Birth:
Hugoton, Kansas
Place of Death:
Tulsa, Oklahoma
American Airlines
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Hershel L. Stanley

Hershel L. Stanley

Jeremiah 17:7

Hershel passed away on April 6, 2014, in the arms of his adored wife, Elizabeth, and surrounded by those who loved him. He was born March 22, 1932 in Hugoton, Kansas. As a young boy he moved to Center, Colorado, where he graduated from High School.

In the mid 60s, Hershel came to Tulsa to attend Spartan School of Aeronautics. After graduating, he was employed both as a commercial and a corporate pilot for various companies. In 2012, he retired from America Airlines.

Hershel leaves behind a large family and many friends.

He was a unique and wonderful man, always putting his cherished family and others before himself.

Thanks to those of you who were supportive of Hershel as he fought a long and courageous battle with cancer.

A Memorial Service will be held to celebrate Hershel's life. Please contact the family for details.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.


Paul and Sandra Stanley
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. You can call us at 918 794 6572
Kristy Goodwin
I've know Hershel and Elizabeth for over twenty years and have been lucky to call them my friends. Elizabeth's selfless devotion to Hershel for the past three years while he valiantly battled cancer is a testament to her love of family and God. I am so sorry for your loss, my dear Elizabeth. Please know that you are a strong, beautiful soul that will persevere through this sad time. I love you!
Lister J Victory
I had the great fortune of working alongside Hershel for a few years on Dock 1A at American Airlines.His detailed knowledge of many different subjects including the Bible provided us co-workers many enjoyable discussions during our breaks and lunches. Hershel's engraving work was outstanding and second to none.He never met a stranger and will be missed by the people who knew him. Please accept my condolences to his family and friends.
Debbie & Scott Rule
Hershel & Elizabeth were our neighbors for about 15 years. My husband always said Hershel was the toughest man he knew because he had fought for so long with his cancer battle. Hershel was always very easy to approach, even though we didn't know him well, he was always friendly and easy to approach. Elizabeth's devotion to caring for Hershel during his prolonged illness was very inspiring,
Mr & Mrs Buell Johnson
Buell remembers Hershel for his friendliness and the wonderful carvings we got to see that he made. When able to, we would like to buy one if possible. Sheryl says it was so evident how much Hershel cared for Elizabeth when seeing them together. Hershel was so nice just to be around; he treated us to dinner when he was on a business trip in the Dallas area that we now cherish. I still remember your wedding "reception" at your house in Florence Park--how neat it was. Enjoyed seeing you both many times when I was visiting Lois in Tulsa. Hadn't seen Hershel since he got so sick, but will always remember him as "robust" and having that santa claus look and twinkle in his eye. Love you Elizabeth and know you're pretty lost right now without your man to care for. Sheryl & Buell Johnson