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William Stan Venable

April 2, 1949 — July 4, 2022

Zachary

William Stan Venable


WILLIAM STAN VENABLE
Our kind, generous, much-loved gentle giant was welcomed to his Savior's feet from his Zachary home surrounded by his loving family on July 4, 2022.  He was 73 years old.  He joined many who preceded him to glory including his parents, Vernon and Doris Yarborough Venable, and in-laws, Clyde and Yvette Melancon Sandifer.

Left to enjoy the memories of an amazing example of Godly perseverance, humor and patience are his wife of 50 years, Cheryl Sandifer Venable, and his children, Brad (Melissa) Venable and Jaimie Venable.  His cherished siblings are Rod (Bridget) Venable, Kathy (David) Thibodeaux, and Paula Wheat.  His in-laws were sibling extensions: Sylvia (Jerry) Scott and Kenny (Annette) Sandifer.  Also blessing his life were many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Stan was our "miracle man," having survived medical issues for the last 27 years that would have taken out most. He was fiercely protective of his loved ones and of any underdog.  He loved to eat good food and drive cars really fast. He was so proud of his children and loved to hear them share their musical gifts.  Always an optimist and completely dependent on his Lord Jesus Christ, he never gave up as bad health robbed him of his youth and strength before old age did.  He was a mighty prayer warrior, maintaining a journal of hundreds of names for which he prayed every day.  Before his illnesses, he worked many years as a master carpenter.  He was so OCD that he could not build anything that was not perfectly plumb and straight.  There are scores of buildings in the Baton Rouge area that will be standing long after others are gone because of the excellent foundations they are built upon.  Brad said after assisting his dad in adding a screen porch to our house that the house may blow away, but the porch would stand firmly forever!

A time of celebration for Stan's life will be held at Baker Funeral Home (6401 Groom Rd., Baker, LA 70714) on Friday, July 8, with visitation from 3:00 to 6:00 PM, when a memorial service will begin.

Special thanks to the excellent medical professionals who helped Stan live far longer than any of us dreamed he would:  Dr. Paul Walker, Dr. Ryan Majoria,  Dr. Bradford Smith, Drs. Deepak, Jasti and Khouri, Dr. Gary Field and many others who ministered healing to his body through the years.

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