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Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home

306 East Polk Street, Burnet, TX

OBITUARY

Richard Stanberry

February 21, 1930June 13, 2020

Richard Thomas Stanberry Feb 21, 1930 – June 13, 2020 Born February 21, 1930 in Woodsboro, TX to Thomas Fletcher Stanberry and Juanita Webb Stanberry. Richard grew up in Corpus Christi, TX. At age 18 he joined the USAF from 1948-1952 and was part of the Berlin Air Lift. He earned a BS in Chemistry at the University of Houston. On April 16, 1955, he married the love of his life Wanda Lee Stanberry, they had five children. They resided in Pasadena, TX where he worked for 30 years at Lubrizol until his retirement in 1992. They moved to Burnet, TX where he started his love of woodworking, such as building farmhouse tables and beautiful cabinetry. Richard was a Deacon at Central Church of Christ in Pasadena, TX. He was a member of Oaks West Church of Christ in Burnet, TX. On June 12, 2010 he married his high school sweetheart Anne Wilson Stanberry, reuniting after 62 years. They enjoyed 10 years of marriage together. Richard is preceded in death by his wife Wanda Lee Stanberry, son Roy Randolph Stanberry, daughter Debra Joy Stanberry and son Richard Thomas Stanberry Jr. He is survived by his wife Anne Wilson Stanberry, daughter Karen Sue Culp (Jay), daughter Kelly Lee Trusky (Chris), grandchildren Mindy (Brian), Debra, Sara (Christian), Emily (Forbes), Thomas (Alyssa), Matthew, and 4 great grandchildren (James, Reid, Emmett, Griffin), brother Ronald Stanberry (Sue), sister Joy Dean Clark (Bubba) and many other friends and family. Care has been entrusted to Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet. Condolences may be offered at www.clementswilcoxburnet.com “Death takes the body, God takes the soul, our mind holds the memories, our heart keeps the love, our faith, lets us know we will meet again”

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Laynette Adams-Jacob

June 24, 2020

Loss of a loved-one never seems bearable. My prayer is for God to comfort your hearts and give you peace that only He can provide. I'll be praying for you (Jay & Karen) and your family.

Clay and Karen Hallmark

June 24, 2020

Richard was a fine Christian man and always friendly and a pleasure to be around even when he had physical struggles. We will certainly miss him.

Don & Alene Simmons

June 19, 2020

We will always remember Richard with such fondness and warmth. He was a special person who will be sorely missed.

Joe Fisher

June 18, 2020

He truly did love life and the people that he came in contact with. He had a great sense of humor and laugh. It was fun to be around him. He "walked the talk" both in life and at work. As a manager at Lubrizol he added a lot of value and was a positive influence on everybody. The Stanberrys' hosted several Lubrizol parties both at Pasadena and Burnet. They had the gift of hospitality. He was a legend and will be missed. I enjoyed at the plant calling him the "Great Kuhuna", thought it was a good nickname.

Greg Morgan

June 17, 2020

A great man and a good boss to work for. I admired and respected “Stan.” He will be missed.

Roswitha Barry

June 17, 2020

Richard and Anne have a very special place in our hearts. I am writing in the name of the Berlin Airlift Kids.
Not only did he saved us in 48/49 but years later when we met in Berlin for the 65th anniversary, we developed a friendship. At the BAVA reunions, his joy for life added to the great atmosphere and he also helped us close down the hospitality room. He was so much fun to be around.
He will be missed. I am grateful to have met him and thank him personally for all he did for us Berliners.
Love to you Anne and many good wishes to your family. Roswitha (a Berlin Airlift Kid)

Renee Rodgers

June 17, 2020

What a fine, upstanding man. He was a hero in my eyes. His service in the Berlin Airlift is unforgettable. Prayers are with you Ann and I will miss him dearly.

Renee Rodgers
BAVA daughter

Delinda Dutton

June 16, 2020

Thoughts and Prayers be with the Family.
Delinda Dutton, Lubrizol Deer Park, TX

Eddie Ide

June 16, 2020

I few years ago I named him "Wild Bill" for no special reason and that's something we shared and enjoyed at the Berlin Airlift Veterans Association reunions. He always had a smile and it was a pleasure for my wife and I to see him. He was the kind of person you would like to have as a neighbor, and he will be missed at our reunions.
Anytime you hear mention of Berlin Germany remember that he played a large part in keeping the city free in 1948 & 49. His Legacy is that he was a Berlin Airlift hero.

Shirley Perkins

June 15, 2020

I will miss this very kind, friendly Christian. I will especially miss his beautiful prayers!

FROM THE FAMILY