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Gebhart-Schmidt-Parramore Funeral Home

508 E Linden Ave, Miamisburg, OH

OBITUARY

Joseph S. Stanton Jr.

June 12, 1933August 9, 2020
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On August 9, 2020, Colonel Joseph S. Stanton Jr. passed away at River Oaks Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Miami Township, surrounded by family members. He was 87 years old.

Joe was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He cared deeply for others, always willing to listen and quick to offer help; unceasingly putting the welfare of others first. He spent his life in the service of his family, country and community. Joe served over two decades as a loyal member of the Miamisburg Historical Society and the Miamisburg Rotary Club. As a military hero he displayed extraordinary courage in combat but at home, he was known for his love of fishing, taking long walks, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Born on June 12, 1933 in Essexville, Michigan to Joseph S and Evelyn D. Stanton, Joe graduated from Pinconning Public High School in Michigan, later earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University. He also graduated with distinction from Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. Joe enlisted in the Air Force in 1953, logging over 4500 hours as a pilot. He flew the C-45, C-47, T-33, U-3, SR-71, and DC-130, and over 130 combat missions in the AC-130 Gunship while assigned as the Commander with the 16th Special Operations Squadron in Thailand. As a result of his heroism, Joe received numerous military decorations and honors.

Joe is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Gaile, his mother Evelyn Stanton, father Joseph S. Stanton, brothers William and James Stanton, sister, Nancy Stanton, aunt and uncle Albert and Harriet Grappin. He is survived by his sister Mary Ellen Van Sumeran; brother, Arthur Stanton; and five children: William Stanton (Sue), Wendi DuBois (Welsey), Lori Trubinsky (John), Bryan Stanton (Danielle), Chaise Stanton (Kylie). Joe also leaves behind numerous grandchildren and a great grandchild.

A visitation will be held at Gebhart-Schmidt-Parramore Funeral Home in Miamisburg, Ohio on Saturday, August 15th from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. followed by funeral services at 11:00 a.m. Burial with military honors will be at Hillgrove Cemetery.

Flowers may be sent to: Gebhart Schmidt Funeral Home 508 E. Linden Avenue Miamisburg, Ohio, 45342

Donations may also be made in the memory of Joseph S. Stanton to: Lewy Body Dementia Association 912 Killian Hill Road, S.W. Lilburn, GA 30047

Honor and Memorial Gifts to the Lewy Body Dementia Association https://www.lbda.org/honor-memorial-gifts

Services

  • Gathering of Family & Friends

    Saturday, August 15, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, August 15, 2020

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Tracie Atkinson

August 14, 2020

I worked with Joe at the Miamisburg Historical Society. He was such a great person and fun to be around. I am so sorry to all of his family and friends that love him for this huge loss.

Melinda Helton

August 13, 2020

He was a good man and lived a full life. Glad I was able to get to know him. Your granddaughters Logan and Brooke will miss you.

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