Stanley Norman Staples died at his home on September 12, 2015 after a lengthy illness. He was born on July 2, 1931 in Dallas, Texas to Earl and Essie Mae Staples.
Stanley was a graduate of Abilene Christian College where he was a member of the 1950 nationally undefeated football team awarded three consecutive Texas Conference Titles from 1950-53. He was named an All American Football player, later drafted by and played for the Philadelphia Eagles.
After football years, he entered the University of Texas, where he acquired a law degree, then practiced law in Midland, Texas for over 25 years. He retired from his law practice and lived near Ft. Worth.
Stan was known for his dry humor, always seeming to have the last word in a conversation, and enjoyed the challenges of games — especially with his family.
He was a loving husband, father, “Pappaw” to his family.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen Staples of Salado, daughters Susan Smith of Houston and Sandra Smith of Brenham. His beautiful extended family consists of six step-children, 17 grandchildren and one brand new greart granddaughter, born 24 hours before his death.
He is preceded in death by Betty Jane Crownover Staples and his brother Kenneth Staples.
A Memorial Service honoring his life will be held on Saturday, September 26 at 11 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Salado.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his honor can be made to Gentiva Hospice of Central Texas, 2626 BS. 37th Street, Temple, TX 76504.
Special thanks go to our home caregiver/angels Terry Hall, Sonia Bondurant and Betty Hall.
Services are in the care of Broecker Funeral Home.