BATESBURG - Stanley James Amos, 69, passed away on Wednesday evening, Nov. 15, 2017, at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital, Columbia, after a lengthy illness.

He was born on Nov. 19, 1947, in Rutherfordton, North Carolina, to Joseph Clyde and Mae Elizabeth Amos. Stan grew up in Spartanburg and graduated from Dorman High School in 1966. After high school, he attended The Citadel for one year prior to transferring to the University of South Carolina, Columbia, where he earned his Bachelor of Science, Science and Mathematics and Master of Education degrees in 1971 and 1980, respectively. He served as a teacher, principal, coach and friend to many students during his tenure as an educator for more than 20 years and was owner/operator of Amos Textiles for more than 12 years in both Clarendon and Sumter counties. During his retirement, he established a hobby farm where his children, grandchildren and relatives could enjoy visiting and learning all about growing plants, working with animals and driving his tractor.

Stan is survived by his wife, Louise Hodge Amos of Batesburg; his children, Renne (Tracy Orner), Kearri (Terry Hodge), JerryAn Amos and Mackey (Hailey) Amos; his siblings, Dianne (Don Johnson), Randy, Tony and Larry Amos; his grandchildren, Nathan and Evan Orner, Brice Hodge, Isaiah, Brenly, Makena, Adyson and Avyrie Amos; and many other loving relatives.

His funeral will be held on Tuesday at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home, 515 Miller Road, Sumter. The family will greet friends from 10:30 to 11 a.m. and celebrate his life with a memorial service from 11 a.m. to noon. Interment of his ashes will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, Bloomville Highway in Manning.

The family will receive friends and relatives at their home in Batesburg.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the American Heart Association.

Condolences may be left on Stanley James Amos' online guest book at

Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.