Stanley Dunning, 90, of Tenaha, Texas, passed away on April 16, 2018 in Nacogdoches. He was born on June 7, 1927 in Gilbert Pennsylvania to Stanley R. Dunning and Carrie Mae Everett Dunning. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Ramah Cemetery in Tenaha.
Stanley served as a merchant marine and was in the US Coast Guard during the Korean conflict. This endeavor took him around the world seven times and the opportunity to set foot onto every continent. The stories Stanley could tell from his world travels were almost unbelievable but were some of his most fond memories. After retiring from the service, Stanley lived a quiet and content life on his “Ponderosa” tending to his cows. He enjoyed indulging in his little whims and going wherever the wind would take him. Friends meant the world to Stanley and every moment he had to spend with them was a treasure beyond words. He loved the laughter and sharing beloved memories when they would get together.
Stanley is survived by family friends:
Carl and Vickie Jernigan of Tenaha
Joshua and Brooke Jernigan of Tenaha and their daughter, Sadie
Lauren Jernigan and Sean Smith of Appleby
Angela Paxton of Greenville, South Carolina
Sharon Risinger and her children: Lee and Misty Gibbs, Jenny Hicks, Jamie Gray and their families all of Tenaha.
Roger Paxton of Orange
Alan and Diana Tinsley of Port Neches
Barry and Lois Forsyth and their children Brittany, Max, Cypress and Marissa all of Orange
Adam and Pam Hall of Beaumont
Keith and Jenny Forsyth of Mauriceville
He is preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Carrie Dunning and siblings, Everett, Gary and Elda Dunning.
Honorary pallbearers are Carl Jernigan, Josh Jernigan, Lee Gibbs, Barry Forsyth, Keith Forsyth and Alan Tinsley.
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center, Texas. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net