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Ralph Edward Stanley

July 17, 1954 ~ June 22, 2020 (age 65)


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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