November 16, 1931 - January 26, 2014
Friday, January 31, 2014 11:15 AM Fairview Cemetery
Friday, January 31 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home
Billie Leo Standley, 82, of Mechanicsburg, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2014 in Mercy Memorial Hospital.
He was born November 16, 1931 in Mechanicsburg, OH the son of Leo Edgar and Bernice Alberta (Armentrout) Standley.
As a young man, Bill was a rodeo rider of bareback and saddle horseback riding. He received many awards for this. Bill retired from Dallas-Mavis Trucking in Springfield after driving truck for 47 years. He loved to travel and after retiring he traveled to Europe, Australia and South America. Bill traveled to all states, except Hawaii, and many of those trips were on his motorcycle. He was a member of the Eagles and the Teamsters Union. Bill enjoyed motorcycling, fishing, dancing, horseback riding, water skiing, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by his daughters, Dorothy Darlene (David) Brown and Theresa Lynn (Jerry) Adams both of Mechanicsburg; sons, Ebalef “Pete” Loren Standley and Roy Lamar (Jenny) Standley both of Mechanicsburg; 9 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren; brother, Nigle (Phyllis) Standley of Bellefontaine; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Bill is preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 48 years, Lorna Standley; grandson, Loren Christian Lamar Standley; infant granddaughter; daughter-in-law, Robin Sue (McFann) Standley; brothers, Elmo, Blair, Cleve and Leonard Standley; sister, Ruby Brown.
The family would like to thank the staff of Mercy Memorial Hospital and hospice for the compassion and care that was given to not only Bill but to his Family. It was truly appreciated.
A gathering of family and friends will be held will be held from 10-11 a.m. on Friday, January 31, 2014 in SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg. Following the visitation, a procession will go to Fairview Cemetery, Mutual where a graveside service will be held with Jim Mayo officiating.
Bill requested that any and all Harley or motorcyclist be welcomed to attend and ride at his services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com
I’m so sorry for your loss. My Prayers are with you all during this sad time. My deepest respect to you for honoring his last wish.
I knew you when we were kids as our parents were friends. My Daddy is gone now too, but both Mom and Dad had fun memories of your parents. Dancing, skiing and of course riding. May God be with you and bring you peace and laughter as you keep your memories close.
I want you all to have my email address and phone number. Please call or email me…. firstname.lastname@example.org or 937-925-1033. I have a picture for you all and would love to see if we have any old photos to share. You know I loved you Daddy and he was memories of mine to me as well. Would love to stop by but I only have been to Bill’s house.
Love you all,
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. My dad passed in August and he talked a lot about Bill and the great times they had riding their bikes. Dad had told me about how much he missed Bill and their friendship. Dad now has someone to ride with. My dad was Oscar Collier but everyone called him Junior. I remember watching Theresa clean the chrome on Bill’s bike until it sparkled when we were just kids. Again, I am so very sorry about the loss of your Dad.
Please email me your contact info., I have something for ou kids….
News of your father & his final wishes has reached at least as far as Columbus (OH). When I read the story I was saddened by the loss of what had to be a very unique & interesting man. What a life he had! And then to know that, as his family, you ensured that his final wishes were carried out – he (& your mother) raised such a caring & loving family. Your efforts are a true testament to the memory of both your parents. I’ll keep you all in my prayers. God bless!
My thoughts are with you in this time of loss. I saw the funeral procession today for your father, and I am so happy that you were able to honor his wishes. I wish you all the warmest condolences.
we’re so sorry for your loss. Marge Glassburn and family
Many Thoughts and prayers to the Family.
Always enjoyed seeing Bill around town.Always had a story to tell, usually a comical one about somebody in my family.Didn,t know about the rodeo,love to have heard those stories.
Will be dearly missed.
Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing…Bless you all…
“Thought’s & Prayer’s” go out to Bill Standley & the Standley “Family” during this time of Sorrow.
Dear Dorothy,Teresa,Pete, Roy & grandkids:
On behalf of my family & myself I would l like to offer my sincerest condolences on the passing of your dad & grand dad. I knew your dad my whole life with me living behind Bill & your mom since I was only about a year old. I always remember Bill wearing a cowboy hat I think every time I seen him. I talked to your dad in length last summer when he had a boat he was selling & I was interested in it for a while. We just talked about things & every time he seen me at mom & dads he asked how Walmart was & I used to see him when I worked at Walmart in Springfield. It will be very strange when I’m at mom & dads to not see him there anymore when I’ve seen him there for 40 years. Once again so sorry for your loss. Brian,Amy,Cameron, Ryan & Zachary Latham.