Stanley Knapton passed away on March 29, 2019, at the age of 80 years.

He graduated from Eckley High School in May 1956 then enlisted in USAF. During his 20 years in the service he was stationed at different bases in the US, six years in Germany, three and a half years in Holland, and two in a half years in Vietnam, and retiring as CMSGT on Oct. 1, 1976. He was married to Carolyn Ellis in 1957. He and family then returned to Yuma, CO, where he went to work for Baucke Electric before starting his own business, Stan’s Electric. He retired in 2002, moving with wife to Tucson, AZ.

He is survived by wife of 61 years, Carolyn (Ellis), sons Mitch, Bob, and Jeff, six grandchildren, three great grandchildren, two sisters, Noreen Horning and Patty Beaty, and many brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, nieces & nephews.

Family graveside services will be held on May 10, 2019, 12:00 noon at Arizona Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Marana, AZ. Memorial at Brat’s Bar & Grill, 5975 W Western Way Circle, St. 106, Tucson, AZ 85713, at 3:00 p.m.

Memorial donations in memory of Stan may be made to Arizona Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 18992, Tucson, AZ 85731 or online at