Wright Augustus “Buddy” Stanley III – b. January 20, 1941 – d. December 6, 2022
Buddy Stanley’s friends and loved ones mourn his loss after a prolonged illness. He passed away
peacefully on December 6. Buddy is predeceased by his dear wife of ten years, Darlene, his parents
Wright A. Stanley, Jr. and Elizabeth Ann Thomas, and his sister Nancy. He is survived by his
beloved, treasured, devoted partner and 24/7 caregiver of sixteen years, Roseann and Lisa and Zachary,
who he thought of as a daughter and grandson; his much loved daughter, Sherry, grandson, Joshua and
sister, Betty. His passing is also grieved by many family members and friends, especially his neighbors.
Buddy spent his whole life taking care of others and was especially devoted to his twin sisters Nancy and
Betty. Buddy was known as the “Mayor of the Block” as he socialized with and supported all of his
neighbors for many years. He was referred to as a “gentle giant” who would give you the shirt off his
It was this devotion to people that led him to a fulfilling career as a funeral director. Buddy
compassionately helped more than a thousand families dealing with the crisis of the loss of a loved one.
In their time of greatest need, Buddy did the difficult and critical work of helping families say goodbye to
those closest to them with peace and dignity.
His colleagues describe him as an excellent funeral director with a good heart. Toward the end of his
career, Buddy traveled across the DFW area to work with funeral homes that needed extra help. Buddy
held NFDA certification, taught at mortuary school and had an excellent reputation throughout the
Buddy was proud of being not only a Native Texan, but also a Native Dallasite. He also served his country
with pride in the Air Force.
Buddy was an avid classic car enthusiast, often traveling to museums and car shows with Roseann. His
joy was a circa 1990 white convertible Corvette. He was also a model train fan and even built and
collected model classic cars.
Buddy, we will hug you and Bentley when we meet again. Until then, enjoy the sunny days and great
Buddy would request that instead of flowers or donations, you hug your family and loved ones and tell
them that you love them.