Michael William Stanton

November 26, 1985May 15, 2013

Michael W. Stanton, 27, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in Abilene. Funeral services will be at 1:00p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial following in the Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory St. Visitation will be Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 5:00p.m to 8:00p.m. at the funeral home. Michael was born in Austin, Texas on November 26, 1985 to Gary and Sally Stanton. He graduated from Cooper High School where he was a member of the football team. Michael was very athletic and loved to play disc golf and softball. He was a big New York Yankees and University of Texas fan as well. He worked as a correctional officer at the French Robertson Unit for seven years and just recently was employed by an oil company in Snyder. Michael always tried to find the good in people and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Preceding him in death were his paternal grandparents, Richard and Annette Stanton; and his maternal grandparents, William and Mary Hart. Survivors include his parents, Gary and Sally Stanton of Abilene; his brother, Anthony Jacob Stanton of Abilene; his beloved dog, Cricket; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins in New York, Texas, and Georgia. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Michael’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research online at or mailed to 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. You may view and sign the guestbook at


  • Visitation Sunday, May 19, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, May 20, 2013

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May 23, 2013

Bless you and your family.

Billy & Rosalie Gray

May 21, 2013

We're so sorry we could not be there for the service. I will always remember little mikey getting into trouble but always with a smile. He always had a hug and goofy grin ready whenever I saw him. He would stop what he was doing just to say hi. We will miss him dearly.

Evette & Miguel Rivera

May 21, 2013

Sally, Gary and Jake we are so sadden about the loss of Michael. "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:38

Karen Hamilton

May 21, 2013

Sally & Gary - As I saw this I was shocked. The wonderful memories of the boys and being "the cowboys" - I am so sorry for your loss - I hadnt seen Michael in years but knew him immediately - That smile was always one of a kind. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Karen & Dennis Hamilton and Chris Koonsman

Darla Clouse

May 21, 2013

To the Stanton Family, May the Lord be with y'all through this rough time... I cannot imagine the pain y'all are going through, but I hold y'all close to my heart ! Sending lots of prayers and blessings yawl's way! R.I.P Michael!

May 20, 2013

Uncle Gary Aunt Sally and Jake, I am so very sorry. I love and miss you all! Mac

Leroy & Sarah Alvarado

May 20, 2013

Sally,Gary & Jake..Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. Sally my dear friend, I am just a phone call away, please don't hesitate to call me. I love you dearly!


May 20, 2013


Brittany Blaxton & Family

May 20, 2013

Sally,Gary and Jake, I am so very sorry! My heart is very heavy for yall and I hope you all find peace in knowing Mike is in a good place! I am praying and will continue praying for yall! My family and I send our deepest thoughts to all of you! Sleep well Mike, we will see you again!

jacki crooks

May 20, 2013

May 20, 2013

Sally, Gary and Jake.....Oh my goodness, I am so very sorry about your beautiful Michael. Cannot imagine what you are going through.....You have such a special place in my heart and I wish there was something to do to help you. My deepest heartfelt sympathy to you all....anytime you are ready to call Sal, I'll be you....
~ Jacki Crooks, Endicott, New York