Stanley Worth, 82, a lawyer and former resident of Washington, died Tuesday at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, Fla., after a long illness. He had lived in nearby Largo, Fla., since retiring in 1974.

Born in England, Mr. Worth received his early education in Lowell, Mass., and came to Washington in 1919, the same year he became a naturalized citizen.

He continued his education here with night classes at the then YMCA affiliated Southeastern University, receiving a bachelor of laws degree in 1934.

For many years, Mr. Worth was a partner in the law firm of Korner, Doyle, Worth and Crampton. In 1971, he joined the firm of Hamel, Park, McCabe and Saunders, where he was a partner until his retirement in 1974.

He had practiced mainly before the U.S. Tax Court and U.S. Court of Claims.

Mr. Worth was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree in 1955 from Southeastern University, of which he was a trustee.

He was a member of the Counsellors and of the American and D.C. Bar associations. He also was active in the Masons and was a member of the William North Lodge, AF&AM, in Lowell, Mount Vernon chapter No. 3, Royal Arch Masons, in Washington, and the Adoniram Council, Potomac Commandery and Almas Temple here.

Survivors include two sons, Donald C., of Tokyo, Japan, and Ralph S., of Largo; a daughter, Mrs. John H. Showalter, of McLean; two brothers, Cyril and Roland, both of Lexington, Ky., a sister, Mabel Worth, of Chelmsford, Mass., and six grandchildren.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Heart Association.