Stanley E. Kuntz, 83, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at Major Hospital in Shelbyville.
Stanley was born Oct. 31, 1930, the son of Fred and Florine (Wendling) Kuntz.
He married Shirley (Pickett) Kuntz June 24, 1955, and she survives.
Stanley is also survived by a son, Todd (Rebecca) Kuntz of Waldron; three brothers, Charles (Marie) Kuntz of Shelbyville, Paul Kuntz of Greensburg, Garnet (Trudy) Kuntz of Westport; sister Ruth (Kenneth) Denson of San Diego, Calif.; two grandchildren, Jennifer (Benjamin) Wamsley and Janeen ( Tom) Burkhart, and four great-grandchildren, Addy and Luke Wamsley and Ethan and Emma Burkhart.
Stanley was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers: Melvin, Shirley, Fred Jr., Maurice and John Kuntz; and one sister, Kathryn Firsich.
Stanley worked as a truck driver for Kibbler Trucking Company of Indianapolis for 32 years. He also worked for Taylor Sumerford Land Surveying for several years before retiring in 2010. In his earlier years, Stanley had worked for Fox Well Drilling for an extended period of time.
Stanley attended Waldron High School and he was an active member of Lewis Creek Baptist Church where he had served as deacon and sang in the choir.
Stanley was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and he was a member of American Legion Post #70, Norristown F & AM Masonic Lodge #147, the Scottish Rite, Eastern Star #28 and the Blue River Lions Club.
Stanley enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting mushrooms and being involved in church activities. He loved his family and spending time with his grandchildren. He spent many hours working with Shirley’s father on the farm.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at Glenn E. George and Son Funeral Home, Shelbyville.
Masonic rites will be conducted by local veterans at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Funeral services begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at Lewis Creek Baptist Church, Rev. Steve Wilson officiating.
Burial will follow in Lewis Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. A graveside military service will be conducted by local veterans.
Memorials may be made to Lewis Creek Baptist Choir in care of the funeral home.