Stanley J. Pryor

October 4, 1944August 3, 2018

Stanley "Stan the Man" Jack Pryor 1944 - 2018

Stanley "Stan the Man" Jack Pryor, of Porterville, California, born on October 4, 1944, in Los Angeles, California, to Sarah Graham, passed away at age 73 on August 3, 2018, in Bakersfield, California. Stanley served in the US Navy from 1964 to 1969 at the Holy Loch of Scotland, where he met and married the love of his life. Well known throughout Bakersfield as a Craftsman, he was the owner and operator of Stan Pryor Ceramic Tile until retiring in 1999, after which he became an officer with California Department of Corrections until retiring in 2009. Stanley is preceded in death by his wife of 41 years Evelyn Pryor, his mother Sarah, and two sisters Joan and Francis. He is survived by his two loving daughters,Yvette Pryor and Eva-Marie Dominguez and son-in-law Timothy Dominguez; his grandchildren, Sydney Dominguez and Jacob Dominguez, brother Kenneth Pryor, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Stanley enjoyed being a loving papa to his precious grandchildren. Stanley was revered as a coach and mentor within the Bobby Sox and the American Softball Association. He was a 4th Degree Knight with the Knight's of Columbus Council 977. Donations in Stanley's name to the Alzheimer's Disease Association of Kern County are welcome and appreciated. The family would like to thank the staff at Bella Vita Senior Living and Optimal Hospice for their loving care. Friends and family are welcome to attend the Rosary service on Friday, August 10 at 10:00 a.m. and Mass of the Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 900H St, Bakersfield, California, 93304, followed by a Catholic Committal and Military Honors Service at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary, 9101 Kern Canyon Road, Bakersfield.


  • Recitation of the Holy Rosary Friday, August 10, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, August 10, 2018
  • Catholic Committal and Military Honors Service Friday, August 10, 2018

Stanley J. Pryor

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August 8, 2018

The first time you entered my office(home) you were in your correctional officer uniform with those lace up boots.. my border collie, feeling you were some kind of threat, ran up to you and tried to bite your ankle. We were both surprised by her and you just looked down and said, " your dog just bit me" I was so apologetic and not sure what to do, but you laughed and said, its fine, she trusts me now. and she did.. Will miss your phone calls, your smiling face and your friendship for all these years.. God Bless you Stan, you were a good man.

Kieran Keyes

August 7, 2018

To Uncle Stan,

I’m really going to miss you a lot, hearing all your stories from the past, talking about your life experiences and also joking at your expense at times when Aunt Evelyn was around regarding the way you pronounced Wibble.

You really have been a huge part of my life growing up.

Thank you for the memories. I really am going to miss you loads.