Herschel Dale Stanton, 86, of Coffeen, IL passed away on Monday, August 22, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, IL. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Coffeen, IL. Pastor Tim Logue, Pastor of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Coffeen, IL will officiate.
Mr. Stanton was born on November 27, 1929, in Bond County, Illinois to the late Walter L. and Goldie (Thacker) Stanton. He was a 1948 graduate of Greenville High School, Greenville, IL and also attended Refrigeration School. Mr. Stanton served in the United States Navy from 1948 – 1949. He married Nancy L. Carruthers on February 14, 1960, in Brownstown, IL, and she survives in Coffeen, IL. Mr. Stanton worked as a coal miner, refrigeration service and raised hogs. He was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church since 1949, enjoyed being outside and a handyman.
Mr. Stanton is also survived by six children, Candace I. (husband Carrol) Moreland, Vandalia, IL; Penny L. (husband Richard) Dixon, Hillsboro, IL; Joy A. (husband Frias) Al-Nimri, Crown Point, IN; Roy Neal (wife Dawn) Stanton, Parker, CO; Nathan A. (wife Karen) Stanton, Auburn, AL; daughter-in-law, Terri Stanton, Hillsboro, IL; 19 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren and one sister, Betty J. Ellington.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Paul Kent Stanton and two sisters, Myrle L. White and Beulah Evans.
Memorials may be given to the Baptist Children’s Home, Carmi, IL.