Stan was a good man. After Dallas Stanley Logue died on Friday, December 31, 2021, at Phoebe Putney Hospital, in Albany, Georgia, the words most often spoken through tears and heartache were “Stan was a good man…and the smartest I knew, too.” Born January 3, 1956, as the second son to Emmett Julian Logue and Mabel Lucille (Barnett), he told stories of working in his daddy’s store, Albany Hardware. He’d tell you that it was at Albany Hardware that he learned to pack a truck. But the truth is, his meticulous, methodical and intentional nature was quite consistent in his actions. His striving to do his best guided his endeavors and determined his work ethic. So, of course, you wouldn’t be surprised that he excelled in school, too. In 1974 he graduated valedictorian and STAR student from Riverview Academy. He followed his brother, Keith, to Auburn, but transferred to The University of Georgia, joined the fraternity Alpha Tau Omega, and graduated from Terry School of Business with a degree in finance. And though he was studious and quiet he still had his share of fun on motorcycles with his cousin, Dal, or grilling for his buddies in Athens. And the story goes that not long after losing a couple of toes to the lawn mower, he married Jackie Etheridge of Albany, Georgia, in 1981, moved to Atlanta and began his career in investment banking and finance. Finally, he returned to Albany to later become Chief Financial Officer at Thrush Aircraft and, up until his passing, working in commercial real estate, serving on the board of New Schools Georgia, a member of the Albany Utilities Board as a delegate for MEAG Power, and member of the City of Albany Downtown Development Authority. As a member of First United Methodist Church, he had the opportunity to share his love for the Lord and talent for teaching with the adults’ Communion Class.
His quotes had two sources: either from his own “Mother and Daddy” or the Bible. Otherwise, he didn’t talk much about himself unless it was in the form of a childhood story. He had two daughters with Jackie named Katy and Abby and raised them on his values of God, education and respect. He wanted to give them everything. Through all the moves (and there were a lot of moves) and family growth, Stan continued to persevere in his work and take care of everybody. There was suspicion that he was really just a child at heart, since he cherished his work making planes. He was never one to boast, but it did make him beam. He bolstered his family by his faith leading by example and giving credit to the Lord. He walked humbly in his heavenly Father’s name. Above all, he was a man of faith.
He would hate to know that he left behind his wife, Jackie, and daughters Katy Logue (Kenny Thompson) of Thomasville, Georgia, and Abby Logue (Jeff Broadrick) of Athens, Georgia. He went ahead of his brother, Keith Logue (Shannon) of Marietta, Georgia, and his nephews, Tyler and Chase Logue of Marietta, Georgia, his Aunt Hazel and Uncle Billy Hughes and cousin, Dal Hughes of Albany, Georgia, and cousin Kay Hughes of Asheboro, North Carolina. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Mary Ann Oakes of Albany, Georgia.
Bop will fondly be remembered by his love of ice cream, popcorn, and Georgia football by his grandchildren, Trammell, Mary Evenal, Ozie, Beata, and Julian Thompson and Mabel, Lambert, and Winnie Broadrick. In closing to use Stan’s signoff: GO DAWGS!!
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 13, 2022, at 2:00 pm at First United Methodist Church. Rev. Thad Haygood will officiate.