Samuel Hagen “Sam” Stanley of Huntington

Samuel Hagen “Sam” Stanley, 74, of Huntington, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Funeral services were on Friday, December 23, 2011 at 11:00 am at the 5th Avenue Baptist Church by Dr. Allen Reasons. Burial followed at Spring Valley Memory Gardens. Sam was born on April 18, 1937 in Wayne, WV the son of the late Paul J. Stanley and Pauline Napier Stanley Miller. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother John Stanley. He is survived by his wife of 42 years Janet “Sue” Stanley. Two daughters and sons in laws: Debra Jean and Kent Sargent of Greenville,SC and Laura “Gidget” and Jim Ross of Huntington. Three granddaughters: Samantha and Jaymi Ross of Huntington and Katherine “Katie” Sargent of Greenville, SC. One brother and sister in law, Jay and Sue Stanley of Knoxville, TN. and several nieces and nephews and his dog Lucy-Patty. Sam was a graduate of Marshall University having earned a B.A. in Liberal Arts in 1965, then a Master’s Degree in Journalism in 1980. He was an active member of the SAE Fraternity where he met many lifelong friends. Sam worked for The Herald-Dispatch and the former evening paper, the Huntington Advertiser for many years. He was also news editor at the Somerset (Ky.) Commonwealth-Journal, sports editor of the Sanford (Fla.) Herald and a sports writer at the Orlando Sentinel. He was a sports information director for Marshall in the 1970’s and the Marshall Alumni Association in the 1990’s. Sam retired from the Big Green Foundation in 2010. He also taught journalism for Brevard (Fla.) Community College from 1988-1998. Sam was involved in many local organizations including the Huntington Kiwanis Club and Day Care Center; the Huntington Area Salvation Army and the Western Babe Ruth Baseball League.