Stanley L. Samuels, 85, of Hartford, passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at the Ohio County Hospital. He was born in Louisville on June 22, 1926 to the late Stanley W. and Dorothy Walsh Samuels. Stanley was a graduate of Jefferson County High School in Valley Station, Ky., and the Speed Scientific School at the University of Louisville.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy Air Force have served during World War II. He was a retired mechanical engineer and project manager and was an active member of Hartford United Methodist Church having served as Chairman of the Trustees and on various committees. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge of Louisville. Stanley loved hunting, fishing, camping and other outdoor activities. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Samuels Stratton Prater.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Dorothy Barnes Samuels, and four children: Stan Samuels, Jr. and his wife, Nancy Hostetter, of Decatur, Ga.; Lynn Samuels Parrott and her husband Ray of Cadiz, Ky.; Steven Samuels of Hartford and Laura Samuels of Cadiz; three grandchildren: Jessica Beck and husband Ben of Mt. Juliet, Tenn.; Hank Samuels and Pete Samuels of Decatur; two brothers and their wives; Robert and Raymie Samuels of Fairdale, Ky., and Donald and Sandy Samuels of Gallatin, Tenn.
A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 10 at the Hartford United Methodist Church with Rev. Bob Clements and Rev. Sandy Douglass officiating.
A private graveside service for the family will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Hartford. The family asks that expressions of sympathy be made with a donation to the Hartford United Methodist Church in memory of Mr. Stanley Samuels.
Miller-Schapmire Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
The Samuels family would like to thank Dr. Eric Norsworthy and the doctors and nurses at Ohio County Hospital for their care.