Stanley was born April 24, 1961, in Lawrenceville. He was a 12-year resident of Henderson, Nev. Stanley graduated from Rabun County High School in 1979. He was the first student from Rabun County to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he graduated in 1983. He served as a pilot in the Air Force for 29 years. He was a veteran of Desert Storm.
Survivors include: his wife of 28 years, Teresa; sons, Cole, Tye and Chantz; a daughter, Drew; parents, Thois and Sylvia Masters of Mountain City; brothers, Steve Masters of Black Mountain, N.C., Tony Masters and wife Jenny of Ashland, Va., and Tim Masters and wife Deddie of Marietta; six nieces and nephews, Crystal, Matthew, Ellen, Lance, Cody and Jillian Masters; and many aunts and uncles.
His hobby was his family and bike riding.
A service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tiger Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorial donations to be made to the Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind, Waycross; or to Gideons International.