Alan Paul Stanton, age 66, of Constantine Township, went home to be with the Lord in his sleep, in the presence of his wife and daughter, on Wednesday, October 14, 2020.
A celebration of Alan’s life will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Factoryville Bible Church, 33650 Factoryville Road, Athens, followed by a luncheon. A private burial will be held at North Fulton Cemetery. A public visitation will take place from 2-4:00 PM and 6-8:00 PM on Friday, October 16, 2020 at Lighthouse Funeral & Cremation, 634 Mendon Road, Union City.
Alan was born July 21, 1954 in Battle Creek, to Gerald and Ruth (Wing) Stanton. He grew up in Fulton and attended Athens Area Schools, graduating with the Class of 1972. He lived on the family farm for many years. On April 24, 1993, he married the former Theresa Stark in Constantine. They relocated to Constantine Township in 1994 and have resided there since. Alan was employed as a forklift operator by White Pigeon Paper Mill. He was a hard worker and a storyteller, well known to many people for his gift of gab. Everyone was a friend.
An outdoors person, Alan enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodcutting. He enjoyed his tractors and liked helping anyone in any way he could. He was especially drawn to and good with children and babies. Alan loved spending time with his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and the rest of his family. His faith was important to him and he trusted in the Lord. He attended Factoryville Bible Church and Bethany Chapel.
Alan is survived by his wife of 27 years, Theresa; his children, Sandy McCausland and Bill (Teri) Bambrick, both of Constantine; grandchildren, Joe McCausland, Brittany Bambrick and Katelyn McCausland; great-grandchildren, Grady Criddle, Piper Criddle, Stefan Criddle and Rose Carr; siblings, Bethel (Joe) Halladay of Belgrade, MT, Leta Gould Stanton of Yoakum, TX, Carlena Hacker of Mendon, Joel (Marlene) Stanton of Liberal, KS and Lois Stanton of LaGrange, IN; many nieces and nephews, numerous friends and his best furry buddy, “Mike.”
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Ardis Hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the family, to be used to establish the Gerald and Ruth Stanton Memorial Scholarship to be awarded to an academically average college-bound student who shows financial need.