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Stormtroopers and Superheroes Stand Guard at Funeral of Age 6 Boy Killed by Pellet Gun

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On July 26, 2018, a 6-year-old boy from the U.K. was shot with a pellet gun at his grandparents’ home in East Yorks.

The Telegraph reported that the little boy was being tended by his grandparents Albert and Jennifer Grannon, both in their 70s.

Reports say Stanley Metcalf was shot in the abdomen and then taken to Hull Royal Infirmary. Sadly, he did not survive and died in the hospital the same day.


The incident has been dubbed an accident thus far, but investigators are still looking into the details behind what happened.

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“Initial indications are that this was a tragic accident involving a pellet air gun,” Humberside Police DCI, Mark Goulding, told The Telegraph.

While the tragedy of losing a child is something no parent should have to endure, there was beauty found in the darkness during Stanley’s funeral on August 22.

“He was so vibrant and full of energy,” a statement given by the family said. “A typical six-year-old boy who just wanted to have fun and enjoy life, and he adored playing football.”


That vibrance was mirrored in the atmosphere of the boy’s funeral. Daily Star reported that his twin sister, Elsie May, was seen sitting on a horse-drawn carriage and wearing the city’s colors while she waved to onlookers.

A hearse, also drawn by horses, carried Stanley’s coffin to Chanterlands Avenue Crematorium. The coffin was topped with a soccer ball fashioned from flowers.


Perhaps the most eye-catching part of the processional was who accompanied the boy on his way to the crematorium.

Stormtroopers and superheroes joined in the tribute and led his carriage through the grounds, according to Daily Star. Captain America and Iron Man were there to give him a proper send off.

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“Stanley’s funeral will be a day dedicated to him and for him, he is all that matters…” the family’s statement said. “Stanley was a loving, caring and beautiful boy, and there is a huge gap in all our lives now that will just never be filled.”

This story is truly heartbreaking. Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones during this time. While they undoubtedly miss him, I am sure they’re grateful for the love and support that was shown to honor Stanley’s memory and all that he was and loved.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
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Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
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