Stuart Wayne Stanley

Stuart Wayne Stanley, age 56, passed away in Houston on August 7th, 2021. His wife Mariana Oyanguren of 25 years and son Christian Connor were at his side.

Stuart graduated from Stephen F. Austin with a Bachelor's Degree in Radio, TV and Film. He received his Master's Degree from the University of New Hampshire. 

His work career included reporting for ABC Channel 13 News, the Communications Department at New Caney ISD, and was a Professor of Marketing and Public Relations at the University of Houston. 

He is survived by his wife Mariana Oyanguren; son Christian Connor; brothers Steve Stanley; Mark Stanley and wife Linda; Pat Stanley and wife Angela all of Center, Texas. He is also survived by his nephews Simon, Jonathan, Ian and Robert Stanley. 

He is predeceased by his parents Reecie and Bobby Stanley. 

Burial will be at Spann’s Chapel Cemetery in Shelby County. 

Stuart lived a life filled with love of family, friends and the great outdoors; especially his treasured time at the family farm in Center. His passion for cooking and his quick sense of humor were enjoyed by his family and many friends. He will be missed! 

A celebration of life gathering for Stuart will be held Friday, August 20, 2021, at 10:00 AM at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, 1554 State Highway 7 East, Center, Texas, 75935.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thursday, August 19, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Stanley family. 

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