Stanley J. Rantz, age 77, of Reeds Spring passed away Saturday, August 15, 2020. He was born in Reeds Spring May 30, 1943 to Lester and Ruby (Riott) Rantz.
After Stanley graduated from Galena High School, he joined the Navy. He served from 1965 to 1969 in Vietnam as a boat gunner patrolling the rivers in Vietnam.
Stanley worked for his father as a brick mason, learning the skill of masonry from his father. He built missile silos near Nevada, MO and built St. John's Hospital, now Mercy Hospital. Stanley was a muscle car enthusiast and had several cars over the years. He was an avid NASCAR fan. He liked large breed dogs. Stanley loved life and lived it to the fullest.
Stanley is survived by his daughter Jeanette Nichole Rantz; sister Joan Davis, her husband Don of Galena; many nieces and nephews; and his Great Dane Sam.
Stanley is preceded in death by his parents; and his brother Blaine Rantz.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM Thursday, August 20, 2020 in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. A visitation will be held from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM prior to the service in the funeral home. A private burial will follow the service.
Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.