Stanley “Stan” Stephen Girard of Hendersonville, North Carolina, passed away peacefully following a short illness on Friday, April 15, 2022 at Pardee Hospital in Hendersonville.
Born in East St Louis, Illinois on April 12, 1947, Stan was the only child of Larry and Delphia Girard. Even though he was born in Illinois, he felt that Texas was his real home spending most of his childhood in Point Comfort, Port Lavaca and San Antonio, Texas. Stan always said his love of spicy foods was a result of living in Texas. He was never far from a bottle of Tabasco, and he loved to brag that he could eat jalapeno peppers. Stan cheered on the Dallas Cowboys and proudly wore his cowboy boots and cowboy hats to proclaim his Texas heritage.
After earning his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Lamar State College of Technology in Beaumont Texas, he began a long and rewarding career with the E. I DuPont Company. His career took him to many exciting overseas destinations and to various manufacturing plants including ones in Chattanooga Tennessee, Emigsville, Pennsylvania and Brevard, North Carolina. After his retirement from DuPont, he worked for many years as a Consultant in Quality Control utilizing his Black Belt in Six Sigma Statistics to help organizations optimize their manufacturing processes. Stan retired in Hendersonville, North Carolina from the consulting business and enjoyed his time fishing and skiing at his 2nd home on Lake Hartwell. He also devoted much time and love taking care of his beloved rescue golden retrievers, TJ and Chance.
Stan is survived by his son, Bradley of Kannapolis North Carolina; and his grandson, Zachary. Stan is also survived by his close friend, Pat Montgomery.
No visitation or services are planned.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to an animal rescue of your choice would be a wonderful way to celebrate Stan’s life and memory.