Posted on Jul 13, 2018
The Placerville Community has lost an icon.  Joe Stancil passed away recently but left a legacy of making the community a better place.
Joe's Obituary from the 11 July 2018 Mountain Democrat:
Dec. 16, 1925 – June 26, 2018
Joseph E. Stancil, Sr., 92, was born on Dec. 16, 1925 in West Virginia, and passed on June 26, 2018 in Diamond Springs, Calif.
He moved to California in 1926. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942-1946 in Guadalcanal, Guam, Saipan, Laite, Okinawa, New Guinea, Holandia, Philippines and Nagasaki, Japan. He returned to Placerville in 1947.
Joseph and his wife Marsha were married for 46 years and have five children who live in Alaska, California, Utah and Hawaii. All five have participated in Rotary programs for the last 52 years.
Joseph joined the Placerville Rotary Club in 1956 and served as president in 1967-1968. Additionally, he served on the committee to remodel the court house, started Crime Stoppers and worked on Clyde Curtis Park, Lumsden Park, Diamond Industrial Park and Joe’s Skate Park.
Professionally, he started as a general auto repair shop and went into auto sales. Toyota recognizes him as being the first Toyota dealer in the U.S.
Joseph once said the thing he is most proud of having done in his life was to build his own house in 1949. He did it all without contractors, just him. His favorite saying was, “the harder I work, the luckier I get!”
Joseph is survived by his sister Joyce Mahoney, wife Marsha, children Joe Stancil, Jr. (Doralee), Elisa Stancil (Chuck), Edward Stancil (Helen), Kelly Russell (Gene), Buster Stancil, godson Dean Duncan (Diane), five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Aug. 10, 2018, at Green Valley Community Church, 3500 Missouri Flat Road in Placerville. Casual attire.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Boys and Girls Club, Rotary Club, Alzheimer and Hospice.