Joseph "Joe" Stanton Jr.

Joseph  Stanton Jr.

Joseph “Joe” Aloysius Stanton, Jr. was born in Galveston, Texas on September 8, 1943.  He passed peacefully Monday, October 7, 2013 at the age of 70 years.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mabel Stanton Sr.

Joe is survived by his wife Cheryl; son Joseph A. Stanton III and wife Traci; son Kevin Stanton and wife Julie; son David Stanton; grandchildren, Lyndsey, Mindy, Nathan, Hannah, Abigail, and Joseph IV.  He is also survived by his sisters; Carol Schaper and husband Pat; Marilyn Files; and Monica Wilhite and husband Augie; and numerous nephews and a niece.

Joe was a longtime resident of Texas City.  He graduated from Texas City High School in 1962. He played football and ran track while in high school.  He was the first player at Texas City High to win both the Most Valuable Player and Sportsmanship awards.  He attended Wharton County Jr. College with a football scholarship.  He worked at Union Carbide for 35 years most of it in Fire Protection Services.  As a certified instructor he taught at Texas A&M Fire School. 

Along with coaching his three boys, he coached many youth baseball and football teams.  Coaching young kids was a passion for Joe.  His little league baseball teams won three city championships.  He coached two Texas City Rebel football teams to state championships. 

Joe’s love for his pets was evident throughout his life.  Growing up he surprised his sisters with a dog or two.  When he married Cheryl there was never a time without pets. Once “Kitty Kitty” became a member of the family, he learned to love cats.

The Stanton Family would like to thank the loving staff at Regent Care and A-Med Hospice for the special care and family atmosphere that was provided for Joe and his family.  Special thanks to Miss O his “number 2”, Miss Stevie, Maria and too many others to name for their patience, love, dedication and lots of Diet Cokes.

In lieu of normal remembrances, friends may make memorial gifts to

Galveston County Animal Shelter

3412 25th Ave. N.

Texas City, Tx 77590

The Family will receive guests on Friday, Oct. 11th , 2013 from 2-3pm

at Carnes Funeral Home - Texas City with 3pm Memorial Services to follow.