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Stanley Stuart Hency Jr.

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Stanley Stuart Hency Jr. Obituary
HENCY, STANLEY STUART, JR.; of Waterford; age 73; also known as Big Stu. Loving husband, devoted father, doting grandfather, caring brother and uncle, loyal friend and faithful servant of the Lord. Born February 19, 1939, to the late Stanley Stuart Hency and the late Victoria Eileen (Picket) Hency from Port Huron, MI. He died on April 2, 2012 after an 18 month valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. In his own words, during his last days, "Either way, I am a winner!" as he loved his Lord and is now in His presence among the angels. He married the late Colleen Regan in August, 1959. They have two beautiful children, daughter Dawn Clasen (Daryl); with granddaughter, Margit; and son, Todd Hency. He is also survived by his sister, Donna Stabley (Don); nephew, DJ Stabley (Belinda); children, Angie Blount (Aaron) and Olivia; and nephew, Dan Stabley (Lisa); children, Nathan, Brooke, Denae, and Brennan. He married his wife Carol (Dreyer/Krasicky) in June 2006, whom he loved very much and was by his side every step of the way during his illness. She has a daughter, Kelly (Krasicky) Czar; with granddaughter, Natalia; and son, Kevin Krasicky (Leah); with grandchildren, Tommy and Layla. Stu graduated from Roseville High School in 1957 and Detroit Engineering Institute in 1959. He retired from General Motors after 30 years in 1993 and then consulted for 7 years before officially retiring. He was a metallurgist, electrical engineer and quality engineer. He was a member of the Gideons, Carlisle West Graves Chapter, in Kentucky, and a lifetime member (41 years) of the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 142, Shelby Township, MI. He played great baseball for 47 years. He was given an opportunity to try out for the Detroit tigers in 1958, at which time he hit a homerun pitched by Hank Aguirre. He enjoyed ballroom and country dancing that he taught for over 10 years. Most recently, he served with Lifeline Prison Ministry and Celebrate Recovery. He loved cars, enjoyed hunting, boating, card playing, watching NASCAR racing, playing and watching sports, and woodworking. Most of all he loved socializing, spending time with his family and friends, going to church and worshiping his Lord. He will be greatly missed. A Celebration of Stanley's Life will be held Friday, April 6, 2012, 11 a.m. at Lifepoint Christian Church, Waterford. Pastor Rick Bosnack officiating. Interment All Saints Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Donelson, Johns and Evans Funeral Home, Waterford, Wednesday 4 to 8 p.m. and Thursday 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Forgiven Ministry or Gideons International. Envelopes available at the funeral home and church.
Published in The Oakland Press on Apr. 4, 2012
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