OBITUARY

Jimmy Stanfill

May 2, 1926September 23, 2013
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Jimmy Stanfill, 87, of Fort Smith, passed away Monday, September 23, 2013, in Fort Smith. He was born May 2, 1926 in Fort Smith to the late Ezra Otho Stanfill, Sr. and Ethel Emely Parker Stanfill. He was a retired Trucking Contractor for Arkhola Sand and Gravel and a member of Rye Hill Baptist Church. He was an Army Veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Kenneth Stanfill. Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Friday, September 27, 2013, at Rye Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Franklin officiating. Burial will be at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife of 40 years Juanita Yocum Stanfill, daughters Sherri Peerson of San Luis Obispo, CA, Judy Cobbs and husband Larry of San Luis Obispo, CA and Sue Harris and husband Mel of Fort Smith, brother Delbert Stanfill and wife Mackie of Troy, OH, grandchildren Jeremy Cobbs, Rebecca Soriano, Christianna Peters, Chuck Peerson, Brent Harris and Trace Harris and great grandchildren Aidan Cobbs, Charlene Cobbs, Christian Alcorn, Austin Peters, Hope Peters, Brooke Harris and Bailee Harris. Pallbearers will be members of the Senior Men’s Sunday School Class. The family will visit with friends Thursday, September 26, 2013, at Edwards Funeral Home from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Memorials may be made to the Growth Fund at Rye Hill Baptist Church, 11512 Old Hwy. 71, Fort Smith, AR 72916.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, September 26, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 27, 2013
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Glenda Siani

September 27, 2013

Sherri, Judy & Larry, friends and family...I'm sure he'll be missed by those who knew and loved him

Regina Taylor

September 26, 2013

To Jaunita, Sue, Mel and all the family..so very sad to hear of Jim's passing...he was always so kind to me..and he will be missed, you are in my thoughts and prayers...Love you all, Regina Taylor

Marilyn Owens

September 25, 2013

A tribute to honor a wonderful man who inspired me in my youth. He has left an amazing legacy to his friends and family and will be forever loved and missed.
Rest in peace Jimmy-Joe

Hugh and Marilyn Johnson-Owens - Murrieta, Ca

COL (Ret) Calvin & Jan Washispack

September 25, 2013

Band of Brothers'/Sisters'
In Honor of Ezra Otho (Jimmy Joe) Stanfill Jr – A WWII Veteran

You may have served in Combat or in non-combat. You may have retired out or you may have served for a short time. You may have been a draftee or a volunteer. You may have served in the Army, Marine Corps Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard the Merchant Marines, the Reserves or the National Guard, BUT YOU SERVED. You did not run off to another Country. YOU DID YOUR JOB HONORABLY and for that I am PROUD to call you Brother/Sister.

You may have served during WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, Iraq, Afghanistan or Man-made/Natural Disasters, but you served, you did not run. You have a discharge certificate with those words "HONORABLY DISCHARGED" the two noblest words in the world. Again I am proud to know each and every one of you.

Brother-Sister, life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forgive the ones who don't, just because you can. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Take a few minutes to think before you act when you're mad. Forgive quickly. God never said life would be easy, he just promised it would be worth it.

Today is Band of Brothers'/Sisters' Day; communicate this to all your brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers, sons, daughters and fellow veterans you know. Happy Brothers'/Sisters' Day!

To the cool men and women that have touched my life -- I was never a hero, but I am thankful I served among them. A real Brother/Sister walks with you when the rest of the world walks on you.
Please stand, face the United States of America Flag and join me in a “Hand Salute” to all our Veterans who have gone before us and those still with us; We salute Jimmy-Joe for his untiring service to our Great Country – the United States of America!!

Uncle Calvin & Aunt Jan Washispack

September 24, 2013

Judy & Larry, Sherri, family and friends -- our deepest sympathies and condolences to you, your family and friends. We are sure your Dad will be deeply missed.

COL (Ret) Calvin & Jan Washispack

September 24, 2013

A Tribute to Ezra Otho (Jimmy-Joe) Stanfill, Jr
A WWII Veteran

We in the United States have all heard the haunting song, “TAPS.” It's the song that gives us the lump in our throats and usually tears in our eyes.
The words are:
Day is done.
Gone the sun.
From the lakes
From the hills.
From the sky.
All is well.
Safely rest.
God is nigh.

Fading light.
Dims the sight.
And a star.
Gems the sky.
Gleaming bright.
From afar.
Drawing nigh.
Falls the night.

Thanks and praise.
For our days.

Neath the sun
Neath the stars.
Neath the sky
As we go.

This we know.
God is nigh.

Remember Those Lost and Harmed While Serving Their Country.

COL (Ret) Calvin & Jan Washispack

September 24, 2013

A Tribute to Ezra Otho (Jimmy-Joe) Stanfill Jr – A WWII War Veteran

It is the VETERAN

It's the
VETERAN,
not the pastor/preacher, who has given us freedom of religion and worship.

It's the
VETERAN,
not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.

It's the
VETERAN,
not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.

It's the
VETERAN,
not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble and demonstrate.

It's the
VETERAN,
not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It's the
VETERAN,
not the politician, who has given us the right to vote, ensures our right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
It's the
VETERAN,
who salutes the Flag, who serves beneath the Flag and whose coffin is draped by the Flag, who gives the protester the right to burn the flag.

ETERNAL REST GRANT TO HIM O'LORD, AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON HIM

COL (Ret) Calvin & Jan Washispack

September 24, 2013

Band of Brothers'/Sisters'
In Honor of Ezra Otho (Jimmy Joe) Stanfill Jr – A WWII Veteran

You may have served in Combat or in non-combat. You may have retired out or you may have served for a short time. You may have been a draftee or a volunteer. You may have served in the Army, Marine Corps Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard the Merchant Marines, the Reserves or the National Guard, BUT YOU SERVED. You did not run off to another Country. YOU DID YOUR JOB HONORABLY and for that I am PROUD to call you Brother/Sister.

You may have served during WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, Iraq, Afghanistan or Man-made/Natural Disasters, but you served, you did not run. You have a discharge certificate with those words "HONORABLY DISCHARGED" the two noblest words in the world. Again I am proud to know each and every one of you.

Brother-Sister, life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forgive the ones who don't, just because you can. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Take a few minutes to think before you act when you're mad. Forgive quickly. God never said life would be easy, he just promised it would be worth it.

Today is Band of Brothers'/Sisters' Day; communicate this to all your brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers, sons, daughters and fellow veterans you know. Happy Brothers'/Sisters' Day!

To the cool men and women that have touched my life -- I was never a hero, but I am thankful I served among them. A real Brother/Sister walks with you when the rest of the world walks on you.
Please stand, face the United States of America Flag and join me in a “Hand Salute” to all our Veterans who have gone before us and those still with us; We salute Jimmy-Joe for his untiring service to our Great Country – the United States of America!!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY