May 10, 1936 - January 4, 2022
Stanley Ray Nevill Jr. D.D.S., 85, who courageously battled cancer, died peacefully at his home on January 4. Stan, a native of Evansville, Ind., was born May 10, 1936, the only child of Stanley Ray Nevill Sr. and Blanche Irene (Smithhart) Nevill. Stan married his college sweetheart, Joan Caroline (Willman) on June 18, 1961. Together they were blessed with three children; Caroline, Laura and Matthew. They were members of St. Paul’s UCC where Stan taught Sunday school, then the family joined Methodist Temple Church, where Joan was Director of Music. Stan graduated from Central High School in 1954 and University of Evansville in 1959, where he played football and was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry then began practice with Dr. James Bishop. In 1971, Stanley R. Nevill and John B. Schymik founded their dental partnership, Tri-State Family Dental Center, where Stan practiced dentistry until his retirement. Stan’s focus was his faith, family and a passion for helping others in need. It brought him great joy to provide food and dental care to those who needed it. He helped organize several mission trips to Jamaica where he provided dental care and necessary dental equipment to those in need. Inspired by his beloved Father-In-Law, Leonard Willman (“Chief”), he joined the Masonic Lodge and the The Hadi Shrine Temple, where he became a lifelong member. He was a member of Motor Patrol and served as Potentate in 1989. He also served on the Beacon Board of Evansville, the Board of Directors of the Parenting Time Center and “100 Men Who Cook” annual event. Stan was a devoted husband and father. He raised his children with unconditional love, always teaching them to see the best in every situation. He took great pride in his grandchildren, attending almost every musical, athletic and school event. He spent countless hours teaching them that the principles of hard work, a good attitude, sheer determination and grit would help them overcome life’s obstacles to achieve their goals, just as those principles helped him. He was whip-smart, vivacious, brave, loyal, strong and loving. His zest for life, joyful and optimistic spirit, and big bear hugs will be greatly missed. Stan was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley Ray, Sr. and Blanche (Smithhart) Nevill and Son-in-Law, Michael Cox. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Joan Caroline (Willman) Nevill of Evansville, a daughter, Caroline Jo (Nevill) Ellspermann and son-in-law, Ken Ellspermann of Evansville, daughter Laura (Nevill) Cox of Evansville; a son, Matthew Willman Nevill and daughter-in-law Christina (DeMarco) Nevill of Boston; his grandchildren, Caleb Joseph Ellspermann, Luke Nevill Ellspermann, Alexander Brayden Heck, Audrey Caroline Heck and Allison Norah Heck; step-grandchildren Lauren Battcher and husband, Austin of Mt. Washington, KY; Kara Garcia and husband, Marcel of Evansville, Nate Cox of Indianapolis and Gabby Cox of Bloomington. A special thanks to Dr. Chad Perkins, Dr. Todd Renschler, Kendra Hosplehorn, Dennis Webb and Heritage Hospice for their loving care. Visitation will be from 2-7 pm Monday, January 10 at Ziemer East Chapel located at 800 S Hebron Avenue. The Hadi Shrine will have a walk through at 6:45 p.m. and the Masonic Lodge will conduct a Memorial service at 7:00 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home. A Celebration of Life service will be at 10 am on Tuesday, January 11 at Methodist Temple Church located at 2109 Lincoln Avenue. The service can also be viewed via live stream at www.methodisttemple.church. Burial will follow at Alexander Memorial Park Cemetery. Masks will be required at visitation and celebration services. Memorial contributions may be made to Methodist Temple Church, 2109 Lincoln Ave., Evansville, IN 47714 or the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Processing Center, P.O. Box 947765, Atlanta, GA 30394. Condolences may be made online at www.ziemerfuneralhome.com.
Stanley Ray Nevill Jr. D.D.S., 85, who courageously battled cancer, died peacefully at his home on January 4. Stan, a native of Evansville, Ind., was born May 10, 1936, the only child of Stanley Ray Nevill Sr. and Blanche Irene (Smithhart)... View Obituary & Service Information
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