OBITUARY

Clifton Eugene Stanley

March 17, 1952March 25, 2021
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On Thursday, March 25, 2021, Clifton Eugene Stanley, loving husband and father, passed away at age 69.

Clifton was born on March 17, 1952 in DeQuincy, Louisiana to Vernon and Marjorie Stanley. On May 29, 1976, he married Darlene Hernandez Stanley. Together they raised two sons, Brandon and Dane.

Clifton was passionate for a great many things, but especially loved reading, music, history, and arbitrary facts. He would often with his charm smirkingly say, “If it is a useless fact, I know it!” Although, to those who loved him, we never grew tired of learning these tidbits as he offered them. The sound of Clifton’s singing, whether it be the joyful songs he composed for his grandchildren, or his own version of whatever happened to be playing at the time, will be sorely missed.

Clifton’s life was one of a million adventures. He worked countless odd jobs as a teen ranging from paper delivery boy, to filling station attendant, to derrick-hand. Most of Clifton’s career was spent working in sales, for which he truly had an unparalleled talent. His family is especially proud of his service to our country in the United States Air Force.

His greatest adventure began In 1976, where Clifton met Darlene while tending bar at the Black Angus in Lake Charles. When telling the story, he would always remark that Darlene was the most beautiful woman he had ever seen and instantly fell in love. Nine days later they were engaged, and three months later were married at St. Margaret’s Church in Lake Charles. Theirs is truly a great love story, this May would have been their 45th wedding anniversary. Clifton’s career moved his family to Sugar Land, TX in 1995, where he and Darlene remained until his passing.

In his life, Clifton traveled all over the country and the world. He passed while on one more great adventure out west in Albuquerque, NM. There are no regrets; Clifton truly lived his life, and as he would often remark, he was, “the hero of his story.”

He is survived by his wife Darlene, his two sons, Brandon and wife Carrie, Dane and his wife Sara; his brothers, Oran Glenn, Louis Aaron, Chris Doyle; his grandchildren, Grace, Ethan, Corinne, Emmy Paige, and Katie Ruth. He is loved and remembered by his many beloved nieces and nephews, cousins, and family.

Clifton was preceded in death by his father, Vernon, and his mother, Marjorie. A Celebration of Clifton's life will be held at Hixson-Snider Funeral Home in DeQuincy on Thursday, April 1, 2021, at 12:00pm, with Bro. Eddie Hoosier officiating. Visitation will be at Hixson-Snider Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, from 5:00pm until 7:00pm. Visitation will resume at the funeral home on Thursday, from 9:00am until the time of the service. Burial will follow at Hyatt Cemetery in Fields, LA.

Services entrusted to Jordan and Amanda Mothershed of Hixson-Snider Funeral Home.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonsnider.com.

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by his wife Darlene, his two sons, Brandon and wife Carrie, Dane and his wife Sara; his brothers, Oran Glenn, Louis Aaron, Chris Doyle; his grandchildren, Grace, Ethan, Corinne, Emmy Paige, and Katie Ruth. He is loved and remembered by his many beloved nieces and nephews, cousins, and family.


    Clifton was preceded in death by his father, Vernon, and his mother, Marjorie.

Services

  • Visitation Resumes

    Thursday, April 1, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Thursday, April 1, 2021

  • Burial

    Thursday, April 1, 2021

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Ashley Rewhunter

March 31, 2021

Clifton, my Uncle Stan, is in all of my family memories dating back from being a early child through adulthood. I will miss him greatly and will always treasure many memories - biking at Sam houston park, playing pool in their game room & how he made everyone smile.
-Ashley

Martha Faurie

March 30, 2021

Clifton was one of a kind. He was funny, witty, kind, sensitive, brave, daring, loving, fun and a true friend. He loved Darlene and his family, they were his pride and joy. He will be missed so much. Our hearts are broken but he is where he lived his life to end up at. I know he will be watching over his family from Heaven. I pray that God wraps you all in his loving arms while you navigate your great loss.

Andrea Jander

March 30, 2021

Loved my Uncle Stan so much! His witty words and big hugs will be greatly missed. He never met a stranger, and was a friend to all he met. Love you Uncle Stan! My prayers are with the entire family.
--Andrea (Rew) Jander

Roger Dimick

March 29, 2021

Clifton and I sealed a long time friendship the first day we met. He was working in Beaumont and my CPA office. He was selling office machines. From that first we would come over to talk with each other each. When and Darlene moved to Houston he and I saw when we went to lunch. I loved his Corvette!

I will miss him and will Darlene and their family.

Michael and Cindy Watts

March 29, 2021

Our hearts are broken at the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather. We are sending love and many prayers for God’s comfort, help, and strength over you all. We loved Clifton and so appreciated his friendship over many years. We are grieving with you. Heaven has gained a special man who is safe in the presence of Jesus. Love, Mike,Cindy and Family 🙏🙏🙏❤️😢

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