Keith Stanley

Keith Lord Stanley

March 26, 1941 - August 24, 2021

Keith was a much-loved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.  He was born in Portland, Maine, and moved to Charleston, Maine as a child.  He later moved to Houston, Texas, to work for IBM, where he began his career in IT as a System Software and Network Engineer.  Keith was incredibly proud of his contributions within and around projects at NASA and the first moon landing.  He then moved to Plano, Texas, to work for Electronic Data Systems and eventually retired from Citi Financial in 2002.

Keith was proud of the legacy reflected in the lives of his four children and many grandchildren. He was an avid sports fan throughout his life, both as a participant and a viewer.  Keith was a great conversationalist, loved history, genealogy, tinkering with electronics, and enjoyed traveling. He and Linda made numerous trips to their home states of Maine and Colorado.  They also liked to travel with friends or to visit friends and relatives in other states. Later in life, Keith enjoyed reading, investigative journalism, good food, date nights, and especially time with friends and family. He was a loving, kind, and generous man. He will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and all who knew him.  

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 27 years, Linda Stanley; daughters Lisa Waldman and husband, Irvin; Rhonda Frachiseur and husband, Marty; and Tanya Keller; daughter-in-law Cathy Stanley, step-children Randy Sahm and wife, Tammy Shaw; Reagan Martin and partner, Bill Stanley; grandchildren Thomas Stanley, Rebecca Ferguson and husband Keith, Brandon Fleming and wife Kirstin, Ryan Frachiseur, Brandy Fleming, Taby Keller, Tara Clark and husband, Mitchell, Priscilla Keller, Parker Sahm, Gabby Sahm, and Taylor Martin; great-grandchildren Hailey, Mikey, Maddie, Harper, Kason, Kaleb, Grayson, Ryland, and Kingston;  brothers Wayne Stanley and wife, Sadie, Craig Stanley, and partner Peggy Betts; and a host of other dear family and friends.

There will be a large greeting from those preceding Keith in death, including his son Kenneth Warren Stanley, son-in-law Scott Keller, grandson Nathan Fleming, granddaughter Jessica Waldman, brother Glen Stanley, along with other family members and friends special to Keith in life.

Services will be held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 2:00 pm at Saint Andrew United Methodist Church, 5801 West Plano Parkway, Plano, TX 75093.

Memorial contributions in honor of Keith can be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children.  

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Flavia Weeden once wrote, "Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Others stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never the same." Keith left giant footprints on the hearts and lives of all he ever met. Rest in piece in the arms God dear friend. Bob & Nancy Young Robert W Young Jr, September 14, 2021 I will forever remember and be grateful for my "Friday night dinner" friends, Linda and Keith. You were the first to invite me out September of 2006 and one Friday became every Friday; can count on 2 hands the times we missed probably. We became such creatures of habit....Keith typically having his gumbo and hush puppies! He and I shared some common bonds from our past lives; not sure that Linda could ever relate...but Keith and I knew our individual stories and I could always tell by a glance. What a sweet, kind, interesting man and Linda, you were so very lucky to have enjoyed so many years together. His spirit and love will always be with you. Pat Myrick, September 9, 2021 Keith, I miss seeing you in worship, in the Joy Class, and at our Whittle and Spit lunch gatherings! I valued our friendship and your quiet example of a devout follower of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Charlie Hogge, September 8, 2021 WOW !!! What great neighbors they are, Keith and Linda. They are cut from fine cloth. Keith will really be missed by all. Many hugs.
Rosie and Ralph Slay, September 8, 2021 A wonderful, fun-loving friend and now a Guardian Angel to watch over his family and friends. Jo Laswell, September 8, 2021 Linda - Rick and I are so very sorry! Keith was a wonderful man and a great friend. We will miss sharing wine dinners with him, and his jocularity. You are in our thoughts and prayers. XO Ann Christman, September 8, 2021