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Sandy Springs Chapel

136 Mt Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, GA

OBITUARY

Thomas James Stanley

February 16, 1944February 28, 2015

Thomas J. Stanley, 71, of Marietta passed away Saturday, February 28, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Janet G. Stanley; daughter Sarah Fallaw (Tim) of Marietta, and son Brad Stanley (Anne Marie) of Cumming; six grandchildren: Anna, Kate, and Julie Fallaw, and Ryan, Will, and Lola Jane Stanley; sister Barbara Steggles; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a college professor for 21 years, and a New York Times bestselling author. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Sandy Springs Chapel. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 10:00 am at St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church, Dunwoody, Georgia. A private graveside service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army, the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business Marketing Department, or the charity of your choice. Arrangements under the direction of Sandy Springs Chapel, Sandy Springs, GA.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, March 4, 2015
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 5, 2015

Memories

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LJG

October 27, 2017

His books have become a ritual in our family.. Our grandchildren get the Millionaire Next Door on their 18th birthday, followed by the Millionaire Mind. His family can be proud of him for many future generations.

Josh Benk

June 27, 2016

I was inspired by Mr. Stanley and his works. Thank you for all that you have contributed to the intellectual world and helping people around the world improve themselves.

joe inglis

May 16, 2016

I have read the millionaire next door a few times and have recognised the descriptions of my wife & I. Just ordered a hard copy of the book for my wife and thought I'd drop a thank you note only to find I am too late. Best of all to you in the next place Tom.

Ambrose pwamaddi Tanyishi

April 8, 2016

All the way from africa this candle burns for u. We miss u

Mark Williams-Washington

March 25, 2016

Thank you for your books on millionaires. They have really helped me in my path to become a millionaire. May GOD forgive you for your sin sand accept your good deeds.

Theodore Evans

February 5, 2016

You've helped me in so many ways although I've never had a chance to thank you in person, may you rest in peace and your family be blessed. You'll be truly missed and forever thanked.

Best Regards,
Theo Evans

Maryann Pozycki-Liotta

January 27, 2016

In 1985 TomStanley would fly the red eye a lot Friday nites from the West Coast to come teach us the finest Marketing in our Sat Exec MBA Program in 1985 at GSU. He transformed my thinking and helped me in succeeding so much in Corp America and life. Tonite I was thinking about Tom and googled him- very sad. RIP Tom you are very loved and appreciated by me and so many others.

BSC Ugoji

January 11, 2016

Thanks for all your contributions to the business world. You'll forever be remembered through your books and many lives that you positively touched. Wow just searching for one of your book via Google and to hear of your demise. RIP.

BART CARR

January 10, 2016

I WAS TERRIBLY SADDENED TO HEAR ABOUT TOM'S DEATH. I HEARD TOM SPEAK AT A CONFERENCE TWENTY YEARS AGO. HE WAS THE MOST ENTERTAINING, ENGAGING AND KNOWLEDGEABLE SPEAKER ABOUT TARGET MARKETING I EVER HEARD. HIS IDEAS AND CONCEPTS REGARDING WORKING WITH BUSINESS OWNERS AND PROFESSIONALS WERE INTRUMENTAL TO MY CAREER DEVELOPEMENT.

MYSELF AND MANY LIKE ME, OWE A GREAT DEAL OF GRATITUDE TO TOM STANLEY.

HE WILL ME DEARLY MISSED.

Craig Chandler

December 23, 2015

I had the pleasure and privilege of being a student in 3 marketing classes taught by Dr. Stanley at GSU. His classes were both entertaining and informative. This was a time before "The Millionaire Next Door", but he was busy with consulting with banks in NYC on various marketing programs, which he shared with the class to make our studies relevant. He frequently mentioned the GSU professor, David Schwartz's book "The Magic of Thinking Big" and the impact that it made in people lives.
RIP, Dr. Stanley, your books, teachings, and life also made positive impacts on other people's lives-like mine.

FROM THE FAMILY