Ralph Edward Stanley, 65, of New Haven passed away Monday, June 22, 2020.
He was born in Nelson Co. on July 17, 1954. He was owner/operator of ERS Construction, previous co-owner of R&R Tavern in New Haven, and former coach of St. Catherine boys basketball & girls softball. He also revitalized the New Haven Baseball Little League. He was an avid hunter, skeet shooter & enjoyed collecting classic cars. Ralph never met a stranger, and was the best father to his two children & and a loving "Pappi" to his two granddaughters, Payton & Sullivan. He was a life-long member of St Catherine Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elvin "Dink" Stanley and Ethyl Ann "Hannie" Head Stanley; in-laws, Cyril Head & Mary Cora Boone Head; along with two brothers, Davy & Tommy Stanley.
He is survived by the love of his life and best friend for 40 years, Ernie Head Stanley; a daughter, Amy (Jason) Pierce, Baton Rouge, LA; a son, Chris Stanley, Louisville; one sister, Iris Ann Stanley (Alex) LaRue, Hodgenville; two brothers, Joe Pat Stanley and Matthew (Tammy) Stanley, New Haven; a sister-in-law, Janie Stanley, Bardstown.; two granddaughters, Payton & Sullivan Pierce Baton Rouge, LA; three brothers-in-law, Fred (Jodi) Head, Illinois; Dennie (Carol) Head, Shepherdsville; Mark (Trish) Head, New Haven; four sisters-in-law, Sr. Barbara Jean Head, OSU, Owensboro; Marty Spence, Prospect; Lucy (Jerry) Dickerson, LaGrange; Aline (Don) Greer, Fairfield; along with a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
Cremation was chosen, and a private memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that all memorial contributions be made to either Project Hope @ Flaget Cancer Center or St. Catherine Academy, New Haven.
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