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Richard Anthony Stanley "Anthony", 64, of Quinton, passed away Thursday, June 1, 2017, in Spiro.
Anthony was born on Dec. 27, 1952, in McAlester, the son of Richard and Mamie (Williamson) Stanley. He graduated from Heavener High School in 1971 and later attended college in Wilburton and Berkley.
Anthony worked in coal mining all of his adult life, spending 43 years underground. He currently worked for the South Central Coal Company of Spiro as a miner electrician.
He was a member of the State of Oklahoma Underground Advisory Board.
On May 30, 2014, Anthony married Annette VanMatre at Lake Eufaula Brooken Cove.
Survivors include his wife, Annette, of the home; his daughter, Charlotte Easley, of Spiro; his son, Kenny Sills and wife, Lynn, of Quinton; a sister, Diane Dalpas and husband, Terry, of Haileyville; brother, Clarence "Buzz" Stanley and wife, Sherry, of Crowder; 12 grandchildren, Tyler Sills, Wyatt Sills, Blaine Sills, Brandon Boyster, Justin and Autumn McGowan, Josh and Hannah McGowan, Cassie and Chris Kerpenski, Derek McGowan, Rayne and Jake Gibson, and Tierra and Dillon Easley; nine great-grandchildren, Courtney, Brayson, Jacob, Zayne, Bethany, Aceyn, Zaleigh, Bryler and Karlee, and his nieces and nephews, Nikki, Micheal, Raven, Tyson, Amber and Terry Wayne.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 5, at Quinton City Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Lee VanMatre, Michael Stanley, Terry Wayne Dalpas, Jake Gibson, Jason York, Dillon Clark, Freddie Gragg and Kenny Sills.
Services are under the direction of Hunn & Black Funeral Home.
Published on June 4, 2017
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