Stan was a down-to-earth and humble man who enjoyed the simple things… time with his family (especially his grandchildren), telling his children (all the time!) how proud he was of them, rides in the country, southern gospel music, a good cup of black coffee, watching westerns, woodworking, fishing, giving compliments, a pot of vegetable soup, recalling memories of his younger days, and helping others – always… helping others. He was well-known and very well-loved by most everyone who knew him. He was a modest man, and his family likes to joke that they never saw him without a shirt or socks and never saw him wear a pair of shorts. He was never heard uttering even the most benign curse word. As a teenager, he took one sip of beer (under severe duress from his buddies) and got sick! He lived by his values and was untarnished and unmoved by what the world values. He was most recently a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church and took his commitment to his marriage and his faith in Jesus seriously, and he taught his children to love Jesus as well. Many, many people have shared that Stan was one of the kindest, generous, and most loving men they knew.
In the quiet early morning hours of November 5, 2022, Stan passed gently into the presence and waiting arms of his Savior Jesus while surrounded by family. He fought a very long and hard fight against numerous and complicated health issues that would not let up, and he did it with grace – all while continuing to give his best to care for Janet He will be unbelievably missed. Stan was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Shelba Osborne. He is survived by his wife, Janet; his daughter, Jenny Drye (Steve), of Fishers, Indiana; his son, Todd Meece, of Atlanta, Michigan; four grandchildren, Micailah Davis (Andrew), Madelyn Miller (Eric), Kenyon Meece (Grace), and Mallory Mack (Jalen); two step-granddaughters, Maggie and Molly Drye; three great-grandsons, Andrew John Davis (“AJ”), Jordan Davis, and Jackson Davis; two great-granddaughters, Lainey Davis and “Baby Miller” to be announced soon. He is also survived by his sister, Judi Waggoner, of Nineveh, Indiana, and numerous other family members who love him dearly.
A visitation for Stan is planned for Wednesday, November 9, 2022, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 1502 North Lebanon Street, in Lebanon, Indiana. The funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 10, 2022, with visitation one hour prior. All are invited to attend and honor Stan. A graveside service will immediately follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon.