|Charles "Gary" Standridge
|February 22, 1938 - December 18, 2015
Charles “Gary” Standridge, 77, of Rogers, AR, passed
away on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at Mercy Hospital in
Rogers. He was born Feb. 22, 1938, to Clyde and Juanita
Atkins Standridge. He grew up in Mount Ida, AR, where
he was active in sports and worked on the family farm.
He attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville,
where he was a member and leader in the Sigma Nu
fraternity. Gary earned three degrees, a BS, an MA, and
an Ed. D from the U of A. His career in education
included classroom teacher, guidance counselor,
independent consultant, Director of Special Projects in
Fort Worth ISD, Assistant Superintendent of Fayetteville
Public Schools and Special Assistant to Chancellor John
White at the University of Arkansas.
Dedicating his life to education, he served as an
influential mentor to countless students for over fifty
years. He will be remembered for his deep loyalty to
friends and family, his ardent support of the Arkansas
sports program and his love of golfing.
Gary was an active member of Central United Methodist
Church in Rogers and was involved with the Methodist
food pantry ministry.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Louise Norton
Standridge; son, Gray Standridge and wife, Judi of
Conway, AR; daughter, Rachel Standridge of Conway;
sister, Linda McCarthy of Denver, CO and one brother,
Jon Standridge and wife, Margie of Mount Ida. He also
leaves three beloved grandchildren, Margaret Ann,
Nathaniel, and Ella.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday,
Dec. 22, 2015 in the chapel at Central United Methodist
Church in Rogers with the Rev. Carness Vaughan
officiating. Interment will be held at a later date at
Pinnacle Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be
made in memory of Gary Standridge to Central United
Methodist Church in Rogers, the Arkansas Children’s
Hospital, a local food bank or the charity of the donor’s
Arrangements have been entrusted to Stockdale-Moody
Funeral Services of Rogers. Please share your thoughts
and memories of Gary at www.stockdalefuneral.com
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