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Royce Stanton

September 14, 1945 — October 30, 2022

Farwell

Royce Joe Stanton, born September 14, 1945 in Littlefield, TX, to Roy and Cleo Dane Stanton.

Joe attended Hart High School where he played football and basketball. Joe joined the US Army in 1965 where he volunteered to serve in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged on October 27, 1971. On July 23, 1971, Joe married Deborah Kay Spicer from Bovina, TX. They made their home in Farwell, Texas. In 1974 they were blessed to have a daughter, Kristy Stanton Reeves.


Joe provided for his family as an automotive and irrigation mechanic. He owned his own business for a time. Later working for ENMR he then joined Farwell ISD as Transportation and Maintenance Director for 22 years. He retired in 2008.


Joe was an avid model airplane builder and flyer. He was a member of MADS (Model Airplane Drivers Society) in Clovis, NM. He was also a member of the Clovis Desert Cruzers. He loved restoring and driving his 1972 SS Chevrolet El Camino.

In 2000 Joe was elected to the Farwell City Council where he served as alderman for 14 years, at which time he became Mayor upon the resignation of Jim Mace. He served as mayor for 7 years.

Joe is survived by his wife, Kay, of Farwell, his daughter, Kristy Reeves, of Clovis along with his son-in-law, Steve, and granddaughters, Brinn and Brooke. Joe had 6 siblings, Delores Edwards of
Pensacola, FL., JT Stanton (Deceased) of Farwell, Marilyn Morris, of Plainview, Lanett Patzt, of Dumus, Deana Stanton, of Albuquerque, and Darell Stanton of Texico.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Mike Muraco, Mike Braun, Red Nevins, Abby Parrish, Ronnie Smith, and Pat Wilmoth. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be the Desert Cruzers.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be sent to the American Heart Association.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at First Baptist Church in Farwell, Texas at 2:00 pm Central Time.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Royce Stanton, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

First Baptist Church of Farwell

404 Ave E S, Farwell, TX 79325

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