Charles Stanley “Stan” Voorhees passed away peacefully on March 14th, 2020 at age 67 after being a Retired Police Officer, former Fire Fighter, avid traveler, and to the end an amazing father to Katherine, Jennifer, and James (R.I.P.). When the doctor informed his daughters of the news last month that “your father is a very sick man,” they both replied, “you have no idea.”
He is survived by his devoted wife Bernice Taylor Voorhees. In 1974 he married the love of his life, Bernice, who was bamboozled into believing he was a charming man. Stan did his best to embarrass her daily, and to this day no one understands how he convinced her to tolerate his antics.
When his daughters began dating, Stan would greet their dates by first running their license plates. If they passed a background check, they were invited into the house where pistols, shotguns, and the occasional mortar were left clearly on display as a very effective intimidation tactic. Stanley relished his role as Papaw to Haley Danger, Chloe Havoc, and Katrina Ann, and hopes that he taught at least one of them to curse properly. His grand-puppy, Beau, must now fill the role of guardian to the family.
Being the eldest was a dubious task, but he was up for it, and antagonized his siblings as well as many other beloved friends, through a lifetime of pranks and shenanigans. He is also survived by his mother, Elaine, who somehow endured his mischief, as well as his brother John, and sisters Robin and Alice. Fortuitously for Stan, there is a welcoming committee at the pearly gates consisting of his father Charles, brother Andy, and son Jim. Now the real party can begin.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to The Fraternal Order of Police Kenton County Lodge #20 or to the Ryland Heights Volunteer Fire Department, where he began his lifetime of valor and heroism. Our hearts go out to his brothers and sisters in arms, whom were like a second family.
Due to recent viral events, Celebration of Life is postponed until the all clear has been given and we are free to exit our bunkers and shelters. We invite you all to join us this spring for a proper send-off that is sure to be a blast.