Kenneth Arthur “Bud” Stanley was born on March 17, 1919, in Cleveland County and passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017, in Tecumseh at the age of 98.

Kenneth Arthur “Bud” Stanley was born on March 17, 1919, in Cleveland County and passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017, in Tecumseh at the age of 98.

His parents were Author and Louisa Stanley, cotton farmers near Tribbey. He attended Red Oak and Tribbey schools, graduating in 1937. He never missed the Tribbey Alumni Homecoming after its beginning in 1953. He attended Murray State College and East Central in engineering.

He and Thearl L. Myers of Macomb were married on Aug. 8, 1942, by his Grandpa Robert Fowler in Tecumseh City Park. He claimed he “put too much cotton in her sack!”

He worked as an orderly in a CCC camp during the depression. He retired from Tinker Field after 36 years as a machinist promoted to supervisor positions. He dedicated himself to his church, family, and the community. He retired after 30 years from Tecumseh’s volunteer fire department, from delivering meals to the homebound, and from serving as an election inspector. He drew up the preliminary plans for the present Golden Age Center where he enjoyed many domino games. He was chosen Frontiersman of Frontier Days in 1995. He volunteered for a three-month tour of civilian duty in Vietnam in 1967. He served as chairman of Action, Inc. for 20 years. He was a faithful member of the Highland Church of Christ where he served as a deacon and elder, and he was instrumental in purchasing the current building site for the church. All sports, playing or watching, was his passion. He also enjoyed gardening, fishing, and tinkering. He could fix anything with a hammer, piece of string, or baling wire.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother, Robert; his half-brother and his wife, Jack and Elvina Roberts and his beloved wife, Thearl, after 67 years of marriage.

He is survived by his sister, Mary E. Stanley of Bakersfield, California; his daughters, Arthenia L. Haney of Tecumseh, and Thearlene K. Morris of Hot Springs, Arkansas; his four grandchildren and his six great-grandchildren, Audra L. Haney, Edmond, Dr. and Mrs. Anthony W. Haney (Laura) and Natalie, Madison and Carter, Tulsa, Mr. Neil and Dr. A. Nicquel Gordon and Cooper, William and Charlee Kay, Hot Springs, Arkansas, Mr. and Mrs. Nickolas Paul “Nick” Morris (Amy), Reed Springs, Missouri; and a host of family and friends.

Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 1, and continue through service time. Family gathering to meet with friends and family will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Cooper Funeral Home.

Service will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 2, at Highland Church of Christ with Erick Henson and Eddy Parker officiating. Burial will follow at Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

The family would like to thank the staff of Golden Rule Home, Angelic Hospice, Cooper Funeral Home and Highland Church of Christ (as well as a host of friends) for their support during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation.

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