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Finnis Raymond Stanley

Born: 11/22/1944

Died: 9/19/2005

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Finnis Raymond Stanley, 60, passed away September 19, 2005, at his home in Arkansas City, Arkansas, after a battle with cancer. He was born November 22, 1944, in Drumright to Jessie Finnis and Dorothy Marie Johnson Stanley, the eldest of six children. He was reared and educated in Drumright, graduating in 1963.

He married Judy Fay Kuykendall on May 25, 1963, in Stroud and they moved to Arkansas City in 1966. Stanley worked at the General Electric Jet Engine Facility from 1966 to 1974 and then from 1984 until his retirement in 2002.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Tracy Lynn; his father; and a brother, Jim.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Judy, of the home; son, David and wife, Jodie, of Riverside, California; daughter, Shannon and husband, David Norton, of Arkansas City; mother of Drumright; brother, Rocky Stanley of Drumright; sisters, Susie Stanley of McAlester, Jeannie Rigsby of Drumright and Brenda Vann of Olive; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.