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Andy Stanley

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HUBER HEIGHTS — Andy Stanley, age 96 of Huber Heights, Ohio, passed away on June 16, 2016 in Seymour, Indiana. Born in Lee County, Virginia, Andy was the son of Emmet and Lizzie Beck (Thompson) Stanley. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Thelma Katherine (Lynch) Stanley, and his brother Harold T. Stanley of Noblesville, Indiana. Andy is survived by his daughter Donna Stanley of Seymour, Indiana, his sister Helen Lawson of Vandalia, Ohio, and several cousins, relatives, and friends.

Andy was a World War II veteran and served in the Army Air Corps. He was a tail gunner on a plane shot down over Bremen, Germany in 1943 and was kept as a POW in Stalag 17B in Kremes, Austria for 21 months. Andy was liberated in May of 1945 after a 14 day forced march through the woods. He later served in the Korean War as a combat crew member and in Thailand during the Vietnam conflict. Andy retired from the Air Force after 26 years, then worked at DESC for 12 years and Wright Patterson AFB for 10 years.

Andy was a life member of American Legion Post 200, DAV Chapter 9, and VFW Post 3283.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 23 at Newcomer Funeral Home at 4104 Needmore Road in Dayton, Ohio. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4 until 6 p.m. at the funeral home and then on Thursday from 10 a.m. until service time. Andy will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Wounded Warriors or to . Condolences may be made to the family at www.newcomerdayton.com.


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Newcomer Funeral Homes - North Chapel
4104 Needmore Rd
Dayton, OH 45424
(937) 235-1000
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Published in Huber Heights Courier from June 20 to June 21, 2016
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