Age 83, of Leoni Township, passed away at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit October 28, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Doris E (maiden-Hattey) Stanley, daughter Brenda L. Stanley, granddaughter Lauren M. Maddison, two sisters, Josephine Tiller and Linda Jewell, brother, Donnie Stanley, many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Freeman and Bertha (maiden-Maynard) Stanley and nine siblings. Howard was a retired heavy equipment operator at Jude Stone Quarry in Napoleon and was a long serving Pastor at the Abiding Faith Church. Services will be held at Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 1 pm from the Refuge Bible Church on Portage Road in Leoni Township with Pastor Claude Wireman officiating. Interment Leoni Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday afternoon from 2-4 pm.