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Stan Pinnell

March 6, 1957 ~ December 17, 2020 (age 63)

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Lee Stanley Pinnell, 63, of Prosper, Texas, passed away on Thursday, December 17th, 2020, after a short, yet valiant, fight against a very high-risk form of myelodysplasia syndromes that transitioned into acute myeloid leukemia after his bone marrow transplant.

Stan’s memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm Tuesday, December 22nd, outside at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 420 South Coit Road in Prosper. The Rev. Tom Smith, Vicar, will be officiating. For those wanting to attend, the family requires social distancing and masks to be worn at all times.

Then, Stan’s funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday, December 29th, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1416 N. Main Street, Brookfield, Missouri, with visitation at 10:30. The Rev. Mandy Tarpening will be officiating. Private family burial at Old New Garden Cemetery. For those wanting to attend, the family requires social distancing and masks to be worn at all times.

Son of Jo Anne Hanson and James Lee Pinnell, Stan was born on March 6th, 1957. At age 8, his parents moved to Brookfield, Missouri, about the time his father died in a car accident. Stan and former spouse, Tannis Bohannon, have two daughters, Tracy Lynn of Santa Rosa, California, and Misty Dawn and husband, Arnold Claycomb, of Lewisville, Texas. He and former spouse, Vanessa Wilkes, have two sons, William Scott of Frisco, Texas, and Erick Zachary of Austin, Texas. Then, Stan married Bonne Marie (Barie) Liston on March 11th, 2007, and they have a six-year-old daughter, Bonne-Isabella Frances (Bizzie), of the home.

Stan graduated from Brookfield High School in 1975 and entered the armed services where he served in the United States Marine Corps beginning in 1975. He attended boot camp in San Diego then he was stationed in Camp Pendleton and Hawaii MCAS. Stan was Honorably Discharged at the rank of Staff Sergeant in 1982. He moved to Santa Rosa, California, and received his Associate’s Degree from Santa Rosa Junior College and had his own business called Antennas Plus. Stan’s career was in the Information Technology Outsourcing Industry and he worked for major corporations over the last four decades including working for several of Ross Perot’s businesses (EDS and Perot Systems) early on. Stan’s career took him to many international locations, traveling over 3 million air miles and having an expat stint for nearly 3 years in Lyon, France.

The adventure of Stan & Barie’s love affair began 17 years ago and March marks their 14th wedding anniversary. Their “Bonus Life” entailed traveling to several destinations about which people only dream: the Mayan Riviera, Thailand, Key West, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong, throughout Europe, and New Mexico. Stan particularly appreciated France: the people, the food, and the wine. He was planning their next adventure the week before his passing. He loved his little projects and woodworking. As all of our lives became affected by COVID and life slowed down, Stan had the epiphany that his daughter Bizzie is his “Bonus Life”.

Stan is survived by his adoring wife, Barie; his children, Tracy, Misty, Bill, Erick, and Bizzie, his nieces & nephews, his great nieces & great nephews, along with his greatest niece, Tori Pinnell Merritt. Stan is also survived by his mother, Jo Anne Hanson Pinnell Fox of Brookfield, Missouri; his brother Steve Pinnell and wife, Sandra, of Kirksville, Missouri; his aunt and uncles Hilda Hanson and husband, Dale Sayler, of Mendon, Missouri, Bill Gordon of Rothville, Missouri, and Phillip Hanson of Wylie, Texas; and many cousins.

Stan is preceded in death by his father, James Lee Pinnell, his uncle, David Hanson, and his aunts, Edith Hanson Gordon and Barbara Pinnell Ozburn.


In lieu of flowers, family and friends are making contributions to benefit the education of Bizzie Pinnell, Stan’s 6-year-old daughter, at the Go Fund Me website:

The family wishes to thank the nursing staff of the Bone Marrow Unit on the 7th floor of T. Boone Pickens Cancer Hospital for the care, support, and love each and every one of them bestowed upon our precious husband, son, brother, father, and uncle: Stan Pinnell.

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Memorial Service
December 22, 2020

1:00 PM
St. Paul Episcopal Church
420 S. Coit Rd.
Prosper, TX 75078

Funeral Service
December 29, 2020

11:00 AM
First Christian Church (Brookfield, Missouri)


Bizzie Pinnell's education fund at Go Fund Me website:

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