Stanley Wied Obituary
 
In Memory of

Stanley Fred Wied

November 24, 1937 - September 16, 2019
Obituary

Granbury,- Stanley Fred Wied, 81, died Monday, September 16,2019 following a brief illness. Heaven will never be able to get a word in edgewise from that day on. He never met a stranger and he will know your story and you his from the first time you met him. He will be sorely missed by so many people. Talkative (often with very colorful language), stubborn, stern, playful with a boyish charm and always an honest, fair and devoted man. Born November 24,1937 in Cameron, Texas to Fritz and Johanna Wied. He was born into a hard working German family; "Pop" Wied instilled a strong work ethic at their family cotton gin and "Grankie" his mother...
Granbury,- Stanley Fred Wied, 81, died Monday, September 16,2019 following a brief illness.
Heaven will never be able to get a word in edgewise from that day on. He never met a stranger
and he will know your story and you his from the first time you met him. He will be sorely missed
by so many people. Talkative (often with very colorful language), stubborn, stern, playful with a
boyish charm and always an honest, fair and devoted man.
Born November 24,1937 in Cameron, Texas to Fritz and Johanna Wied. He was born into a
hard working German family; "Pop" Wied instilled a strong work ethic at their family cotton gin
and "Grankie" his mother showered her baby boy with love. He was their last child; following
Ernest, Leona, Grace and Alene.
He left Burlington, Texas in 1956 for Texas A&M College. After being appointed Commander of
Squadron 16 and also a Ross Volunteer, he graduated with a B.S. degree in Physical Education
and even earned his Texas teaching certificate. He was commissioned into the Air Force as a
second Lieutenant and sent to Bainbridge AFB in Georgia. It was there he met his true love and
the mother of his children- Mary Ann Mason. They were married December 21,1960 and his
career in the Air Force took them around the U.S., Hawaii and Japan. Upon their return to the
states, he traded in his C-130 for commercial wings and signed on with Braniff Airlines. He did,
however, continue a weekend a month with Air National Guard in OKC and eventually retired as
a Lt. Colonel. He was a Captain with Braniff until their demise and then went with Piedmont and
ultimately retired as a captain with US Air.
An avid golfer, he built his dream home in Pecan Plantation on the golf course. There he served
on the golf board and also joined MOAA- Military Officers Association. Active in raising funds for
local ROTC programs through golf tournaments, he was passionate about young people
interested in the military. He was also active in over 75 Habitat for Humanity builds in Hood
county; wept at every dedication for these families. His hobbies were woodcrafting, golf,
attending his Aggie, Air Force flight school and Braniff reunions. Also his time spent with family
and friends.
He leaves behind for now his daughter Debbie Lippincott and son in law Doug, daughter Julie
Hale and son in law Todd, daughter Betsy Santos and son in law Henry. Also his 7
grandchildren of whom he was so proud: Grant and Emma Lippincott; Garrett and Austin Hale;
Shelby, Hank and Jack Santos. And many nieces and nephews who looked up to Uncle Stan
over the years.
Memorial Service will be held on October 18, 2019 at 3:15 pm at the DFW National Cemetery with dinner and drinks afterwards. Donations in his honor can be made to the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M or Habitat for Humanity. Celebration thoughts of his life can be posted on Legacy.com/

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"Stan & I flew together in the OKANG. When he became squadron commander of our unit, he was my boss. He was great to fly with, great to hang around with, and..." Tom DeSpain (Edmond, OK)

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