04 Jan Stanley Neely
August 6, 1941
Robert Stanley Neely was born in Newnan on August 6, 1941. Stanley was very instrumental in the formation of the Peachtree City Fire Department. Stanley and Sallie Satterthwaite headed the effort to start emergency medical service in the city and county. Together they developed an advisory board which worked to bring the first ambulances into the county. As a volunteer EMS the volunteers put in many hours. Stanley would leave work to respond to calls. “I was only part of the accomplishments of the department – I had a lot of help.” He gives credit to many including Sallie Satterthwaite, Brother Leach, John Weber, Malcolm Cameron, Richard Andrews, Gerald Reed and others. He was honored by the City by having a fire station named for him.
His ties to Peachtree City include working with his father’s company, R. H. Neely to build Lake Peachtree.
Stanley died March 31, 2008 and is buried at Westminster Gardens in Peachtree City.
By Tony Parrott
Source: Find A Grave
This Week Volume 18 No. 98