Henry Allen Stanley, 84, of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord on June 14, 2023 in Hot Springs, Arkansas after years of battling cancer. Henry was born August 17, 1938 in Overton, Texas to Earl Alvin Stanley and Buleah Lavern Watson.
From boyhood, Henry loved problem solving mechanical issues and dreamed of flying. Henry loved his country and after his time in the Air Force he continued to stay up to date on aviation technology. When drones became available to the public, Henry was one of the first to enjoy flying them, quickly becoming an expert. A long time member of the drone flying club, Henry shared his passion and knowledge with everyone. Many long, happy hours were spent flying his drones over the valleys and forests of Arkansas.
Ever the entrepreneur, he has owned a gas station, a machine shop and a clock shop. Henry had a way of talking with his customers that always had them returning with a smile, eager for a good story.
Henry enjoyed going to various Bluegrass festivals. He enjoyed playing his mandolin the most but could also play the fiddle and the guitar.
He is survived by his wife Emma Jean Powell Stanley and six step-children: Gary Lindsey and wife Lynette of Liberty City, Texas, Lisa Langston of Bullard, Texas, Ricky Powell, Ronnie Powell and wife Kathy of Waldron, Arkansas, Sheila Tanguay and husband Jace of Poteau, Oklahoma and Pam Brown and husband Donald of Waldron, Arkansas as well as one sister, Carolyn Burgdoff. Henry is also survived by a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Henry's life celebration will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 16, 2023 in the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Isham officiating.
Henry is preceded in death by his parents and brother Alvin Stanley.
You may leave words of comfort and remembrance for Henry's family by visiting: www.heritagememorialfh.com.