Teddy Joe Standley was born in Koshkonong, Missouri, the son of Joseph Hooker Standley, Jr. and Mabel Edith Winn Standley on August 31, 1941 and departed this life on March 11, 2019 at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 77 years.
He was united in marriage to Esther Lone in Yangon, Myanmar on January 1, 1973. She preceded him in death on September 13, 1997.
He is survived by his son, Ted L. Standley and wife, Diana, of Katy, Texas; two grandchildren, Ethan and Elena, both of Katy, Texas; five sisters, Dorthy, Muriel, Ruth, Mary and Brenda; many nieces and nephews; other relatives; and countless friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther Lone Standley; his parents, Joseph and Mabel Standley; one sister, Sarah; and two brothers, Harold Eugene Standley and James Standley.
Teddy was an Elder and member of the Church of God International in Willow Springs, Missouri. He was a Veteran of the United States Army with over twenty years of dedicated service, retiring as a Sergeant.
He was very involved in his church and enjoyed the activities held there. He also loved to farm and fish. Most of all, he loved to take his grandchildren, Ethan and Elena, fishing and camping as often as possible.
Teddy was very active in his community. He was always willing to help out wherever he was needed. He also served as a volunteer firefighter in Koshkonong, Missouri for many years. He was well respected and a friend to all.
Teddy will be remembered as a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will truly be missed by all that knew him.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Wayne Turnbull officiating.
Family will receive friends on Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 1:00 PM until the service time.
Interment will be held at the Koshkonong Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Missouri.
Memorial contributions in Teddy’s memory can be made to Gideon’s International, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or the Salvation Army. Any contributions may be left at Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Missouri.