Funeral services for Stanley Dawain Norvell, 55, of Amber, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at the Amber First Baptist Church with David Treadaway officiating.
Stanley, or simply “Stan” as many referred to him, was born April 13, 1963, in Chickasha, Oklahoma, to Robert “Dub” Norvell and Nancy (Cole) Norvell. He passed away Thursday, January 31, 2019, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Stanley graduated from Amber-Pocasset High School in 1981 and spent the remainder of his life driving a truck, farming and ranching. He talked often about how he enjoyed his time trucking as well as running wheat pasture cattle for area farmers.
Stanley was a true cowboy in every sense of the word. Rarely would you find him without his cowboy hat and boots…spurs attached, of course. He had a love for horses, his beloved TJ and Trooper, and even a cantankerous one in particular named “Studley” who carries a special nickname that will go unmentioned! He spent much of his life team roping and often was just fine leaving work a slight bit early so he could get to the arena!
A dare devil with no fear, Stanley loved to water ski and snow ski. He wasted no time on the easy stuff, it was blacks and double blacks only for him. And in true cowboy fashion, you could find him racing down the slopes in his Wrangler jeans and cowboy hat.
Two and a half years ago Stanley went out on a date with Tammy Monroe, and the two of them have spent every day together since. They enjoyed spending time riding horses, going to concerts (country only), and traveling. Stanley and Tammy were happy seeing sites like Cowtown in Fort Worth, Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, and Jackson Hole, Wyoming. They also loved staying in, and watching anything that involved sports or westerns. He loved his westerns.
Stanley often talked with great joy of his friends, true friends whom he loved and was blessed to have most of his life.
Stanley is preceded in death by his parents, Robert “Dub” and Nancy Norvell.
Stanley is survived by his fiancée, Tammy Monroe, of the home; two brothers, Steve Norvell and wife, Connie, of Blanchard and Richard Kirk of Stillwater. He also leaves behind his nephews, Tyler Norvell and wife, Beth, of Tuttle; Kyle Norvell and wife, Tamara, of Granite; a niece, Julie Henderson, and husband, Nathan, of Tuttle; great nieces and nephews, Madilyn and Saylor Norvell of Tuttle; Coen and Scout Henderson of Tuttle; and Cheri Norvell of Granite. Stanley welcomed with love three daughters and their families, Jessica Monroe of Tuttle; Lindsey Riddle and husband, Chad, of Tuttle; and Lesley Rainey and husband, Dylan, of Tuttle; as well as two grandchildren, Presley and Payton Riddle of Tuttle. Other survivors include Gina Keeling and husband, Bart, of Norman and their two sons, Jayden Keeling, and Bailey Keeling and his wife, Madison.
Interment will be in Amber Cemetery under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home.