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Richard Ray Stanley

April 7, 1960 — June 14, 2021

Richard "Rick" Ray Stanley, 61, of Odessa passed away June 14, 2021 at his home. Visitation will be Thursday, June 17, 2021 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at the Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home, Odessa. A funeral service will be at 1:00 pm, Friday, June 18, 2021 at the First Baptist Church, 100 West Highway OO, Odessa, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family in care of Kelli Stanley. A charity will be chosen at a later date. Memories and condolences may be left at LedfordFamilyFH.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home, 302 South Second Street, Odessa, MO 64076, 816-633-5524.

Rick was born April 7, 1960 in Gadsden, Alabama to Charles and Alva Jo "Jodie" (Snook) Stanley. After graduating from high school in Gadsden, Alabama he attended Gadsden State Junior College and obtained a welding certificate. For the majority of his working life, he worked in the lumber industry. He was a member of UAW Local 249 and was currently employed by Ford Motor Company in the paint department. On February 13, 1981 he married Kelli Ann Curtis. Together they attended Odessa First Baptist Church. Rick enjoyed golfing, hiking, the outdoors, reading and working on the farm.

Survivors include his wife, Kelli Stanley; children, Jami Jo Christensen and husband Craig of Moyock, North Carolina and Eric Stanley and wife Christina of Liberty; grandchildren, Cuylee Jo, Jessa Kay, Clayton Robert and Janae Ann Christensen and Madison Grace, Emma Leigh, Eric Greyson and Olivia Ann Stanley; his father, Charles Stanley of Rainbow City, Alabama; and sisters, Karla Jo George of Thomasville, Georgia and Catherine Diane Stanley of Rainbow City, Alabama.

Rick was preceded in death by his mother; brother, Charles "Chuck" Anthony Stanley; and a brother in law, Farris "Alan" George.


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