Stanley Lewis Bias, 75, of Gonzales, went home to the arms of his precious Lord and Savior, November 21, 2023 after a 3-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Stan was born in Bakersfield, CA on November 21, 1948 to MT Bias and Dessie Samples. After the death of his dad, the family moved to Stratford, TX. He was drafted into the US Army and served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969. While serving he also earned his GED.
Stan married his soul mate Jeannie Long on December 31, 1977 in Guymon, OK and moved to Dumas, TX. Stan made a career working for the railroad. He held multiple positions over the years working for the Rock Island Railroad and Santa Fe Railroad. In 1992 Stan was transferred to Gonzales, TX to open the new short-line Texas Gonzales and Northern Railway, (TXGN). He served as General Manager until his retirement. After a short retirement he went back to work for WB Farm and Ranch for 12 years. Stan has been a VFW member and active member of the Elks Lodge from 1992 until his death. He was a kind and gentle man who would do anything for anyone. He was loved by all who knew him. He was a true blessing to his wife, kids, and grandkids.
Stan is survived by his adoring wife of 46 years, Jeannie Bias of Gonzales. His 3 children, Natalie Capshaw of Conneaut Lake, PA, Joey Bias of Carlsbad, NM, Renee and husband Michael Rhodes of Burnet, TX, 5 grandchildren, Coke Capshaw, Mesa Capshaw, Lacie Rhodes, Branstan Rhodes and Chloe Rhodes, brothers Eddie Bias (Mittie) of Palacios and Benjamin Hulen of Dalhart as well as his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, MT Bias, mother, Dessie Hulen and dad Charles Hulen and a brother, Charles “Chuck” Hulen.
A memorial service will be held at 2 pm Friday, December 1, 2023 in Seydler-Hill Funeral Home with Rev. Clint Lowery officiating. Honorary pallbearers: Michael Rhodes, Coke Capshaw, Branstan Rhodes, Wayne Burnam, Wayne Cole, Donnie Grauke, Elks Lodge Officers past and present, and WB Farm and Ranch staff past and present. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation or the Disabled Vets. Friends may leave their condolences to the family by visiting www.seydlerhillfuneralhome.com. A meal will be served before the memorial service at Memorial Heights Baptist Church. Directions to view this service through Livestream will be posted on the day of service. Services are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.