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21st Century Storytelling: Author George Stanley Dies

George was the W.A.R. pioneer.

It’s 5:41 am and I just received the sad news about my good friend and my staunch supporter for W.A.R., author George Stanley.  My deepest condolences to his wife and two sons.  Thank you, B Herrera, for letting me know of George’s passing.

RIP, George

B Herrera says:

February 10, 2011 at 3:42 am  (Edit)

I want to let all the people who follow Writers Against Racism about the sudden death of George Stanley, one of the strongest supportors of Amy’s WAR blog. He died Monday and his funeral will be Friday, under the direction of Becker Funeral Home in Lawton, Oklahoma. If you read anything by him and want to leave a message for his wife and two sons, you can do so through the funeral home. He was my college freshman English teacher and I give him complete credit for teaching me how to write the correct way. He was also the nicest man I have ever had the pleasure to meet. His writing served to teach as well as entertain and he saw the best in everyone. He will indeed be missed.

(I will share more about George, once I handle the shocking news. R.I.P., George. Your legacy and your fight for justice will live on. WE still have lots of work to do.)


  1. I too am tying to take in that I will not be able to chat with him through phone, email, or my visits back home to Lawton. Reading his books and comments always reminded me of how a classy person could fight for a cause without being offensive.

  2. I’ve been googling “George Edward Stanley” and wonderfully found your earlier post. How wonderful to see his heart in just another form. George became part of our family (and we part of his) when his son Charles married my niece Aubrey. I wanted to let you and your readers know that a memorial page to George has been created on Facebook for stories and comments. Just logon to Facebook and do a search for “Remembering George Stanley”.

  3. Melissa Edmonson says:

    I was notified by a fellow librarian who wrote “We have lost a fine person and a writer that really understood kids.”

  4. Thank you so much for your comments. George was an integral part of this blog and he was my friend. I cannot believe he is gone. PLEASE share my thoughts with his family and thank you for the FB link. I will join the group.

  5. It was on November 9, 2010 that George contacted me and asked me to give him information about two books on Pashto. I sent him both the books. He sent me 10 books for my childern. We started frequent exchange of emails and became friends. He also invited me to Oklahoma in case of my visit to the US.

    In recent storm in the US I heard that Oklahoma city is also hit by storm. I sent an email on February 4 to wish George and his family well in this severe storm. I did not receive a reply and I was worried about him and his family. Today I googled his name with keywords January and February and was shocked that he has passed away. He was really the greatest American I communicated with. I will remember you George and I am with your wife, sons, daughter-in-law and grand childern for sharing the grief.

    M Abid Khan
    Peshawar, Pakistan


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