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September 21, 2017
Cult actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91
A Kentucky native, he was born at West Irvine
BBC reports that "Actor Harry Dean Stanton, known for his roles in films like The Godfather II, Alien and Cool Hand Luke, has died of natural causes at the age of 91.
The Kentucky-born star had a career which spanned more than six decades, appearing in dozens of films, including 1984's Paris, Texas and Repo Man.
More recently, he appeared in the hit HBO show Big Love, and this year's revival of the cult classic Twin Peaks.
Stanton's last role was in Lucky - a film to be released later this month.
He died at Cedars Sinai hospital in Los Angeles on Friday, his agent John Kelly said in a statement.
He said Stanton was 'beloved in the entertainment industry' and earned a reputation for his "meticulous preparation" and easygoing personality.
Twin Peaks creator David Lynch, who cast Stanton in his films The Straight Story, Inland Empire and Wild at Heart, among others, said: 'There's nobody like Harry Dean. Everyone loved him. And with good reason. He was a great actor (actually beyond great) - and a great human being - so great to be around him!!!' "
The Estill native was born at West Irvine
Harry Dean Stanton
Stanton was named to the Estill County Hall of Honor in 2010:
Harry Dean Stanton was born July 14, 1926 in a house in West Irvine, Kentucky, the son of Ersel Moberly Stanton, a hair dresser, and Sheridan Harry “Shorty” Stanton, a tobacco farmer and barber. His parents divorced when he was in high school and later re-married. He has two younger brothers, Archie and Ralph, and a younger half-brother, Stan. Harry attended Lafayette High School in Lexington and went on to study journalism and radio arts at the University of Kentucky. He also studied at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, California, where his classmates included his friends, Tyler MacDuff and Dana Andrews.
Harry is a US Navy veteran of World War II, serving as a cook aboard an LST during the Battle of Okinawa.
While he is a singer with The Harry Dean Stanton Band and plays venues around Los Angeles, Harry is most notably an actor. In fact, Entertainment Weekly has called him “perhaps the greatest character actor alive.” He has appeared in over 100 movies and 50 television shows, and is still going strong at age 84. Appearing the last few years in HBO’s acclaimed Big Love has earned Harry some of his best reviews. In 2011, look for Harry in This Must Be the Place with Sean Penn and Frances McDormand, Art’s Demise with Val Kilmer and Michael Madsen, and as a character voice in the animated Rango starring fellow Kentucky native Johnny Depp.
Some of Harry Dean’s most notable roles have been in such films as: Paris, Texas, Repo Man, Alien, One Magic Christmas, Escape from New York, and Pretty in Pink. Harry’s list of friends is a veritable “who’s who” of Hollywood, but he takes it all in stride. One-time love interest but lifelong friend Rebecca De Mornay said of Harry, “It’s hard to find an actor who doesn’t admire him. They need to be around him because, in terms of being true to himself, he's such the real thing. He just is who he is.” One interesting point of trivia that makes Harry grin is that Debbie Harry’s lyric, “'I want that man, I want to dance with Harry Dean” was about him.
Harry Dean has been a source of pride for Estill Countians for decades, exemplifying that even someone from little ol’ Estill County can “run with the big dogs.” Regardless of all his fame and notoriety, Harry has never shunned his Estill County roots. Upon watching the movie “Fire Down Below” starring Steven Seagal, one can see that Harry’s character “Cotton Harry” uses mannerisms and sayings borrowed from his Estill County family. He was very close to his Aunt Beulah Richardson of Irvine, calling her often to catch up, and Beulah would never miss a showing of one of his films on television. Harry once said, “I was born on the edge of the mountains in Kentucky and now although I live in Hollywood I still feel more related to nature. It's an attitude.”
Estill Tribune series on Cedar Grove
The eighth in a series of articles about the community of Cedar Grove and the west-central part of Estill County that have been compiled by Jerry G. Rose and information included in his book, “ESTILL COUNTY’S CEDAR GROVE - A Kentucky Community and Its People” is included in this week's edition of The Estill County Tribune. This edition contains Part Three of a series about schools.
The series will continue with part nine next Wednesday, September 27, 2017 . . .
Wednesday, October 4th Edition
Scotty Tipton, 66
Scotty Tipton, age 66, of South Irvine Road in Irvine, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, October 1, 2017, at the Select Specialty Hospital in Good Samaritan, following a long illness.
He was born October 16, 1952, in Estill County, a son of the late Dan and Rose Noland Tipton. He was a member of the VFW where he served as the bartender and had lived in Estill County all his life.
Mr. Tipton was preceded in death by his wife, Susan Jill Tipton.
He is survived by a daughter, Allison Gosnell, Estill County; three sons: Barry Scott Tipton, Estill County; Michael Brent Tipton, Maryland; and Daniel Jacob Tipton, Estill County; two sisters: Rose Eversole and Ruby Eversole, both of Fayette County; three brothers: Jerry Tipton, Bruce Tipton, both of Estill County; and Eddie Eversole, Fayette County; and six grandchildren.
Memorial services will be conducted Thursday, October 5th at 12 Noon at the Noland Cemetery.
Warren F. Toler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Zelma Lee Adams Hall, 87
Zelma Lee Adams Hall, 87, widow of Oakley Hall passed away Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, Kentucky, after a long illness.
She was a native of Estill County, born September 6, 1930, a daughter of the late David Garrett Adams and Nannie Beth Richardson Adams. She was a former employee of the Estill County School District and and retired from CMS in Richmond.
Mrs. Hall was preceded in death by her siblings: Jennings Adams, Pauline Huff, Lorenna Adams, and Imogene Miksell.
Survivors include her sons: Harold Hall (Kathy), David Hall (and special friend Judy Baugh), and Roger Hall (Movetta); her grandchildren: Rebecca Heintz (Patrick), Amy Poynter (Shane), Sarah Royse (Jake), Leslie Cole (Daniel), Linday Johnston (David), Rodney Aaron Hall, and Andrea Wise (Calvin); her great grandchildren: Jacob Cole, Jackson Cole, Maddie Johnston, Mollie Johnston, Lucas (and fiance Courtney Carroll), Perry Wise, Kieran Heintz, Caillian Heintz, Sean Heintz, Eli Poynter, Grace Poynter, Oakley Royse, Edwin Royse; and a great, great grandchild expected in November.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 5th at the Sandhill Christian Church with burial following in the Sandhill Christian Church Cemetery. Friends may call anytime after 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 4th at Lewis Abner Home for Funerals.
Pallbearers will be Rodney Hall, Lucas Decker, Daniel Cole, Shane Poynter, Calvin Wise, and Patrick Heintz.
Roger Dale Richardson, 81
Roger Dale Richardson, 81, of Madison County, Kentucky, widower of Doris Ann Black Richardson, passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the Baptist Health Care Hospital in Richmond.
He was born in Estill County September 16, 1936, to the late Henry Wilson Richardson and Stella Mae Richardson. He was a member of the Flatwoods Christian Church.
Mr. Richardson is survived by one son, Michael Richardson (Cindy) of Indiana; two daughters: Shelia Campbell and Lisa Clevenger (Jon) of Richmond; a brother, Donald Richardson of Miamisburg, Ohio; six grandchildren, Bethani Kirby (Bill), Hayley Isaacs, Kayla Clevenger, Nick Christy, David Douglas and Katherine McNeal; and five great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers: Morris and Harold Richardson; and four sisters: Louverta Brandenburg, Viva Taylor, Alene Portwood and Laoma Thomas.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 4, at 1:00 p.m. at the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 South Main Street, Winchester, with Tim Jones presiding. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery.
Jesse T. “Tolbie” Hall, 94
Jesse T. “Tolbie” Hall, age 94, of Cedar Cliff Road in Waco, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017, at the VA Medical Center in Lexington.
He was born October 3, 1922, in Estill County, a son of the late Johnathan and Sarah Yeary Hall. He was a shipping clerk with the Duriron Company and a United States Army veteran where he served during World War II. He had lived in Estill County most of his life and was a member of the New Hope Freewill Baptist Church.
Mr. Hall was preceded in death by his first wife, Lillian Crawford Hall; and his second wife, Ida Hall.
He is survived by one daughter, Wavalene McKinney (Charles), Madison County; four sons: Jesse F. Hall, Indiana; Ronnie Hall, Madison County; Steve Hall (Melanie), Bath County; and Kevin Hall (Jamie), Madison County; ten grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and one great, great grandson.
Mr. Hall was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters; one grandson; and a great grandchild.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, October 1, 2:00 p.m., at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Mike Puckett and Bro. Gainus Rogers with burial following in the Cobb Hill Cemetery. Friends called between 6 and 9 p.m., Saturday, September 30th at the funeral home.
James S. "Jim" Morris, 76
James "Jim" S. Morris
James "Jim" S. Morris, age 76, husband of Mary Margaret Morris, of Irvine, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, September 28, 2017.
A native of Estill County, he was born April 20, 1941, a son of the late Robert Clay and Carrie Gabbard Morris. A former brick mason and jailer for Estill County, Mr. Morris loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed horses, people and talking.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jeaneen "Sis" Tipton; his brother, Bobby Morris; and his sister, Ona B. Rawlins.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Margaret Estes Morris; his sons, Bo Morris (Madeline), Fudd Morris (Sharon), and Paul Morris (Lorrie); a daughter, Bobbie Bowman (Robert); a brother, Beverly Morris (Linda); four sisters: Virginia Harrison, Shirley Wittington, Pearl Tyree (Mike) and Mary McMaine (Chris); five grandchildren: Steven Isaacs Jr, Shannon Estes (Briton), Mary Beth Morris, Kayla Morris, and Michael Crowe (Megan); and four great grandchildren: Averly Estes, Karlee Crowe, Reuben Crowe and Mikey Crowe.
Services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 1st at the Lewis-Abner Home for Funerals with Bro. Scott Rogers and Bro. Jerry Rose officiating. Burial followed in the Morris Family Cemetery. Friends called anytime after 6:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.
Serving as pallbearers were Jerry "Round Daddy" Parsons, Chad Smith, Bruce Tipton, Charlie Parks, Carl Wayne McMaine, and Gerald Rader.
Honorary pallbearers were D.L. Todd and Chuck Smith.
Christine Dunaway Starnes, 87
Christine Dunaway Starnes
Christine Dunaway Starnes, age 87, Newport, Kentucky, gained her Heavenly wings on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.
She was born to the late Clarence and Mabel Dunaway on December 24, 1929, in Irvine, Kentucky. Christine was married to the love of her life for 40 years, the late Harvey Starnes. They were married on January 25, 1946. Christine, best known as “Granny”, touched the lives of many and will be forever missed.
Christine was preceded in death by her son, Bill (Kathy) Starnes, her brothers, Claude Dunaway, Charles Dunaway & Paul Douglas Dunaway.
She is survived by her children: Harry Starnes (Joni) of Sidney, Ohio; Wayne Starnes (Florence) of Florence, Donald Scott Starnes (Julia) of Union, and Kimberly Gearns (Craig) of Newport; 12 grandchildren, and 19 great grandchildren.
Christine is also survived by a sister-in-law, Wanda Dunaway; a half-brother, Linville Dunaway, and many extended family members and friends.
Visitation took place on Monday, October 2, at Dobbling, Muehlenkamp - Erschell Funeral Home, 241 Fairfield Avenue, Bellevue, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Funeral services followed visitation at 1:00 p.m. Burial took place in the Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate.
Memorials are suggested to the Bellevue Education Foundation, 210 Center Street, Bellevue, KY 41073.
Edna Mae Hall, 90
Edna Mae Hall, age 90, of Locomotive Street in Irvine, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at the Irvine Nursing & Rehabilitation Center following a long illness.
She was born September 12, 1927 in Estill County and was the daughter of the late Samuel and Nannie Cole King. She was a homemaker and a member of the Friendship Baptist Church.
Mrs. Hall was preceded in death by her husband, Robert F. Hall.
She is survived by three sisters: Nina Riley, Madison County; Ann Collett, Estill County; and Bobbie Schaaf, South Carolina; and one brother, Tony Covey, Estill County.
She was preceded in death by two sisters: Bessie Whitt and Mary Elizabeth King; and four brothers: Mitchell, Harold, Jimmy and Charles Ray King.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday, September 28, 1:00 p.m., at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at the Madison Memorial Gardens. Friends called after 11:00 a.m., Thursday, at the funeral home.
Grover Steven Barnett, Sr., 66
Grover Steven Barnett Sr. of Clay City, Kentucky departed this life Monday, September 25, 2017 at the age of 66 years, 2 months and 1 day.
He was a son of the late Earl and Sarah Olinger Barnett born in Hamilton, Ohio on July 24, 1951. He was a Rockwell International employee.
Mr. Barnett is survived by his wife, Betty Stamper Barnett of Campton; one son, Grover Steven Barnett Jr. of Clay City; one daughter, Stacy Reynolds of Berea; one step-daughter, Charity Ison of Campton; nine grandchildren; two brothers: Dewight Barnett and Jimmy Barnett, both of Clay City; and one sister, Anita Easter of Irvine.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Sarah Olinger Barnett. He also leaves behind a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his passing.
A family gathering was held on Saturday, September 30, 6:00 p.m. at Porter & Son Funeral Directors, 769 East Main Street, Campton; followed by a memorial service at 7:30 p.m.
Sandra Carol Thacker Pasley, 51
Sandra Carol Thacker Pasley
Sandra Carol Thacker Pasley, age 51, of Main Street in Ravenna, Kentucky, passed away Monday, September 25, 2017, at the Baptist Health Lexington Hospital, following a short illness.
She was born September 9, 1966, in Estill County, the daughter of Glen Thacker and Wanda Abney Tuttle. She was an employee of Kentucky Logistics and had lived in Estill County most of her life.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by one brother, Robert Thacker, Estill County; and two half-sisters: Sue Ann Morgan, Nicholas County; and Glenda Bartels, Harrison County.
Funeral services were conducted Friday, September 29, 11:00 a.m., at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Terry Barnes with burial following in the McQuinn Cemetery. Friends called between 6 and 9 p.m., Thursday, September 28th at the funeral home.
Pallbearers were Michael Rogers, Michael Hardy, Bryan Horvat, Daniel Bartels, Caleb Morgan and Calvin Bartels.
Catherine Devonia Rose Parsons, 65
Catherine Devonia Rose Parsons, 65, of Danville, Kentucky, passed away Monday, September 25, 2017.
She was a daughter of the late Edmund and Jewell Rose.
Mrs. Parsons was preceded in death by her husband, James Daniel Parsons; and two sisters, Teresa Rose Seivers and Diana Stamper.
Survivors include her son, Bryan Parsons, Danville; two daughters, Stacy Hall (Bryan) of Danville and Danisha Parsons (Jamie Neal) of Virginia; two sisters, Patsy Barber (Jimmy) of Lexington and Rebecca Baugh of Nicholasvillle;and four grandchildren, Logan Hall (girlfriend Leah Thomas), Kaitlyn Hall (boyfriend Adam Robinson), Shaelyn Parsons of Irvine, and Andrew Chaney of Danville.
Service arrangements are pending at Lewis-Abner Home for Funerals.
Wednesday, September 27th Edition
Donlie "Don" Udell Case, 87
Donlie "Don" Udell Case, 87, of Irvine, Kentucky, brother of Lodena Tipton passed away Monday, September 25, 2017 at the Irvine Health and Rehab Center.
Mr. Case was a native of Estill County, born March 22, 1930, a son of the late Vernon and Mary Ellen Johnson Case.
He was preceded in death by his brothers: Roscoe, Lloyd, Garnie, Charles, Ova, Osa, and Audra Case; and his sisters: Mattie Brandenburg, Leona Marcum, Callie Fielder, and Velma Blackwell.
He is survived by his sister, Lodena Tipton of Vandalia, Ohio; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Services were held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 27, at Lewis-Abner Home for Funerals with Bro. Glendon Mays officiating. Friends called after 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, until service time at the funeral home. Burial followed in the Cobb Hill Cemetery.
Carl Bradley Jordan, 62
Carl Bradley Jordan, age 62, of West Cedar Grove Road in Irvine, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, following a long illness.
He was born March 30, 1955, in Madison County, a son of the late Boyd and Sadie White Jordan. He retired from the Estill County Water District and had lived in Estill County all his life. He was a member of the Hargett Baptist Church, the Beechwood Bowhunters Club, and the Estill County Sportsman Club where he served as former president.
Mr. Jordan is survived by his wife, Deborah Ann Abney Jordan; a son, Ethan Jordan (Kayla), Estill County; three sisters: Barbara Jean Carroll, Texas; Anna Francis Neal (Tony), and Vicki Lee Kelly (Anthony), both of Estill County; one brother, Roy Jordan (Christine), Estill County; a sister-in-law, Carmy Jordan; and one grandchild, Colt Jordan.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Ronnie Jordan.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, September 23, 11:00 a.m., at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Marvin Neal with burial following in the Shepherd Cemetery. Friends called between 6 and 9 p.m., Friday, September 22nd at the funeral home.
Pallbearers were Tyler Jordan, Chris Sons, Vernon Tipton, Jimmy Cox, Glenn Rose and Jeffrey Neal.
Arthur W. Fowler, 93
Arthur W. Fowler
Arthur W. Fowler, age 93, of Stacy Lane in Irvine passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at the Paul E. Patton Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center.
He was born February 14, 1924 in Lee County and was the son of the late Floyd and Mona Cox Fowler. He was a retired General Motors employee and had lived in Estill County most of his life. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion.
He is survived by one sister, Faye Etta Brinegar, Louisville; one brother, Don Charles Fowler (Diana Lee), Richmond; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Fowler was preceded in death by four sisters: Beulah Eades, Wanella J. Fowler, Geraldine Marcum, and Freida Mae Morton; and two brothers: Harold Jonah Fowler and Louis Wilkie Fowler.
Funeral services were conducted Friday, September 22, 11:00 a.m., at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Sam Miller. Burial was at the Sparks Cemetery. Friends called between 6 and 9 p.m., Thursday, September 21st at the funeral home.
Pallbearers were Sam Miller, Joshua Fowler, William Fowler, Donnie Watson, Jimmy Horn and Gregory Allen Osborne.
Special thanks to the staff of the Paul E. Patton Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center for their wonderful care.
Joey Lee Musick, 29
Joey Lee Musick
Joey Lee Musick, 29, passed away Monday, September 18, 2017.
He was born November 3, 1987 to the late Marvin Musick Jr. and Tanya Lee Ward Sparks.
Survivors include his mother, Tanya Sparks (Tommy); a sister, Mary Jo McCalister; a stepbrother, Thomas Ray Sparks; two stepsisters: Amanda May Sparks and Jessica Smith; his grandfather, William Isaac Ward; and several aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Musick Jr.
Funeral services were held Friday, September 22, 2:00 p.m., at Davis & Davis Funeral Home, 777 W. College Avenue, Stanton, by Rev. Jimmy Cole. Visitation was after 12:00 Noon, Friday, at the funeral home with burial in Oakdale Cemetery
Pallbearers were Thomas Sparks, Brandon Sparks, Chris Hudson, Wayne Monday, Billy Ward, and Micah Meade.
Honorary pallbearers serving were Marissa Sparks, Alyssa Sparks, and Raymond Sparks.
Charles Ray Havens, 75
Charles Ray Havens
On Tuesday, August 29, 2017, Charles Ray Havens, age 75, of Bath, Indiana, finished his earthly journey and went to rest in the arms of Jesus his Lord and Savior.
Charles was born on January 1, 1942, in West Liberty, Kentucky, to the late Olney and Goldie (Dunn) Havens. He moved to Middletown, Ohio, in his early teens. On June 15, 1963, he married Ella Faye Woosley of Irvine and moved to Bath, Indiana, where he lived the rest of his life. Charles and Faye were married for 51 years until her death in 2015.
He was a devoted husband and the loving father of his two daughters, Tina and Gail. He was very proud of his two girls. He was also a proud PaPaw of his grandson, Jake who was his pride and joy.
He worked at Square D in Oxford, Ohio, where he made many lifelong friends; retiring after 30 plus years of service.
Known to everyone as Charlie he never met a stranger and was always ready to tell a joke or story from his arsenal of humor. He loved gospel and bluegrass music and playing his mandolin at church. He was an avid fan of Kentucky Wildcats basketball and Cincinnati Reds Baseball. He shared his love of baseball with Jake. Playing catcher for Jake as he taught Jake how to pitch. All of this taking place in his living room while babysitting for Jake. He loved going to Jake's baseball games and cheering him on.
He was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Harrison, Ohio, serving alongside his brothers and sisters in Christ. He held various positions in the church throughout the years including song leader and missions treasurer.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Faye; his parents, Olney and Goldie Havens; a sister Mary Lou Cassidy; two brothers: Leo Havens and Frank Havens; two sisters-in-law: Betty Havens and Gladys Woosley; and two brothers-in-law: Billy Cassidy and Jim Reynolds.
Left to cherish his memory; a daughter and son-in-law, Tina and Jack Brassfield of Irvine; a daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Mark Stout of Liberty, Indiana; and a grandson Jacob Ray Stout, also of Liberty. Other surviving family includes two sisters-in-law: Barbara Woosley and Janice Reynolds; and two brothers-in-law: Bob Woosley and Kenneth Woosley; along with numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.
Visitation was held on Sunday, September 3, 2017 from 12 to 4 p.m. immediately followed by the funeral service at Ogle & Paul R. Young Funeral Home in Oxford, Ohio. Interment was at the College Corner Cemetery in West College Corner, Indiana; on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 11 a.m.
Harry Dean Stanton, 91
Harry Dean Stanton
Harry Dean Stanton, the actor known for roles in movies including "Repo Man" and "Cool Hand Luke" as well as for the TV show "Big Love," died Friday, September 15, 2017, according to the Associated Press. He was 91.
Born July 24, 1926, in West Irvine, Kentucky, Stanton grew up singing and faced an early decision between music and acting. Acting won, but many years of struggle would pass before Stanton would become a household name.
His first movie roles came in the mid-1950s: an uncredited part in "The Wrong Man" and turns in "Tomahawk Trail" and "The Proud Rebel" as Dean Stanton. He appeared on several TV shows, including "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin" and "Alfred Hitchcock Presents." He began attracting notice in higher-profile movies such as "Aliens," "Private Benjamin" and "Escape From New York," but it was with 1984's "Paris, Texas" that he rose to star status.
"Paris, Texas" stars Stanton as a wanderer with amnesia who finds and reconnects with his family. Directed by Wim Wenders, the film proved extremely well-received, winning the Palme d'Or at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival and the BAFTA Award for best director. It holds an impressive 100 percent fresh rating on the movie review site RottenTomatoes.com.
After the success of "Paris, Texas," more notable roles followed for Stanton. He starred in the cult classic "Repo Man" and played a hard-to-love father in "Pretty in Pink." He had roles in "The Last Temptation of Christ," "Wild at Heart," "The Green Mile" and dozens more. In 2006, Stanton took a prominent TV role on the HBO drama "Big Love," playing the megalomaniacal leader of a polygamous sect.
Stanton has been honored with the annual Harry Dean Stanton Film Festival in Lexington, Kentucky. He was the subject of the 2013 documentary "Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction."