Everett “Junior” Stanley, 97, passed away on August September 3, 2021 in the home of his daughter. He was born on June 25, 1924 to Everett William Stanley and Ota (Pickett) Stanley on Carr Rd. in Plainfield. He was the youngest of 5 children. His older brother Harold was sent to pick strawberries until he was born and his 7-year-old sister, Sarah, was disappointed when her “surprise” wasn’t a puppy. He graduated from Plainfield High School in 1942 with an emphasis in Agriculture. He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII as an airplane mechanic. After being discharged from the Army he came back to Plainfield to open a Feed Mill with his father. The feed mill was first located on Mill St. and later moved west of Plainfield on US 40, where he remained in that business until 1966 when he became the first purveyor of liquid fertilizer in Hendricks County. He owned Stanley’s Fertilizer, which was located on Vine Street in Plainfield, until 2012 when a stroke forced him to retire. He enjoyed farming, teaching Sunday School, coaching baseball and softball, talking to people and spending time with his family. He was a life long member of the Plainfield Friends meeting.
He was married to Marilyn (Weed) Stanley for 62 years and was preceded in death by her and their son Jon E. Stanley in 2012. He is survived by three children; Stan A. Stanley (Kathy), Elizabeth A. (Stanley) Fisher and Mark E. Stanley (Jolynne), his grandchildren, Elisha Stanley, Brennen Stanley, Joshua Stanley, Bradley Fisher, Tom E. Fisher, Andrew Arnold, Kaitlyn Stanley and Jonathan Olinger. He had 4 great-grandchildren, Savannah Olinger, Lucy Stanley, Farron Arnold and Druce Arnold. Services will be held on Friday September 10, 2021 at the Plainfield Friends Meeting, 105 S. East St. in Plainfield. Visitation for friends and family is from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the church with the Celebration of Life Service at 2:00 pm. The service will be live streamed for those who can’t attend. www.plainfieldfriends.org He will be buried at the Maple Hill Cemetery beside his beloved wife. Arrangements by Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home, Plainfield. Wearing facemasks are strongly encouraged while in attendance.