Obituaries 11-11

Published: Monday, November 11, 2013 at 09:45 AM.

Loring Wheeler Stanhope

Loring Wheeler Stanhope, 72, of Miramar Beach, Fla., peacefully entered into eternal rest Nov. 6, 2013, surrounded by his family. Loring was born in Detroit, Mich., to the late Loring Edgar Stanhope and the late Irene Marie Young Stanhope.

He is predeceased by his sister, Kathleen Marie Buentello.

Loring is survived by his step-father, Theodore Gladwell of Navarre; nephew, David “Beau” Buentello of Navarre; loving wife, Lisa Stanhope; step-daughters, Kristin Gal of Bluewater Bay and Stephanie Hess (Adam) of Savannah, Ga.; and grandchildren, Jordan and Haley Hess.

Loring's career started at U.S. Steel in California where he worked for 16 years. He continued on as a machinery repair technician at Rockwell International, ultimately merging with The Boeing Company and working as facility engineer. After moving his facility to Fort Walton Beach, he retired after 25 years in the Aerospace Industry. After retiring, he continued to stay active by designing and selling office furniture at Desko.

Loring loved the Lord and was a very active member of his church. He served as elder chair and as stewardship chair at First Christian Church, DOC, and was a faithful member of the choir. Loring held other church positions including being a seacon, Sunday school teacher, cold night volunteer, and youth camp counselor.

Loring also enjoyed attending Good News United Methodist Church of Santa Rosa Beach. He was an active member of the choir and enjoyed fellowship with the “Prime Timers.”



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