Terry Paul Stanfield

July 17, 1951October 6, 2012
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Funeral will be held on Monday, October 15, 2012, at Collier Butler Funeral Home for Terry Paul Stanfield, 61, who went to be with our Lord on Saturday, October 6, 2012. Brother David Dunn and Brother Jack Bearden will officiate. Terry was born on July 17, 1951 in Gadsden. He graduated from Southside High School in 1969 and received a degree from Alabama Trade School in architectural drafting in 1971. He was married to Teresa Diane Johnson Stanfield for over 40 years. You never saw one without the other. They were the perfect example of true love. They lived each day to the fullest. They knew how to make each other laugh and that was the most important thing in their marriage. Terry retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber after 38 years of service just a few years ago and all of his friends knew him as “Bird”. He had a beautiful voice. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle with Teresa and they enjoyed traveling. Most restaurants knew they by name. They would find their favorites and end up best friends with the staff. Terry will be remembered most of all for his laughter. He was a very kind and loving friend with a huge heart. He will be missed by all who ever came into contact with him. We all know that Terry never met a stranger. He is survived by his loving wife, Teresa Johnson Stanfield; their son, Brandon Paul Stanfield (Rachel); grandsons, Jackson Stanfield and Parker Stanfield; brother, Woodrow Rowan Celeste; Gadsden, AL, R.T. Stanfield, Gary Stanfield, Alma Stanfield, all of Georgia. Pallbearers are David Allred, Randy Nichols, Jimmy Chapman, Russ Gunnells, Rick Clifton, Winston Johnson, Doc Holiday, Allen Champion, and Bo Evans,. Honorary pallbearers include Ernie Broom, Jackie Baker, Phillip Williams, Mark Bradley, and a host of all nephews and brother-in-laws, as well as friends of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. The viewing will be held at Collier-Butler starting at 11:00 a.m. with the funeral directly following at 2:00 p.m. Burial at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in Southside, Alabama. A special thanks to the city Glencoe Police and Fire Departments, Gadsden Regional Medical Center staff and UAB Trauma Unit. Online condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Monday, October 15, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 15, 2012

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Phillip Williams

October 15, 2012

I am so sad and sorry for the loss of Terry and keeping Teresa in my heart and mind during her recovery and also for Brandon during this trying time. I have been Terry and Teresa's neighbor for 20 years and have never known such a perfect couple in my life. Terry was a great man with good things to say about others and always with a big smile on his face. I will miss him.

Greg W.

October 14, 2012

I didn't know Mr. Stanfield but my wife and son were near the scene of the accident and were praying as medics did their job. We are all praying for the family and we're so very sorry for your loss. God bless you all.

Ronald and Patricia Ponder

October 14, 2012

Ronald and I are heart broken over losing Terry and for the trama that Teresa is going through now. We have been friends with Terry & Teresa for over 30 yrs. We always had so much fun, vacation together, bar-b-ques at each others house, going to shows & yes riding motors together. No one will ever take the place of Terry & Teresa in our heart & memories of the 4 of us. We are praying for your recovery Teresa. We will always be here for you.Terry we will all see you in Heaven one day. Love you

Rhonda Adams

October 13, 2012

Thinking of you and your family at this time and praying for you all. My husband Sammy and I graduated with Terry from Southside HS in 1969. Sammy passed away in 2009 and we were married 40 years. Terry was always so kind to us. Terry and I shared the same birthday. Cherish the memories and it will get better with time. Keep your family and friends close. They will help you through it all.

October 13, 2012

I am so sorry your lost. Words cannot express what the family must be going through, God bless the family.

Ruth Foote Brock

October 13, 2012

So sad to hear of Terry's tragic death. We were neighbors in Whorton's Bend while growing up. I always thought a lot of him and was a very nice person, as were his parents.

October 13, 2012

I worked around "Bird" for several years. He was always such a great guy, full of fun and laughter, he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Carol Jackson Loyd

Reba Conner

October 13, 2012

Worked with Terry (Big Bird) for many years. He will be missed by all his former coworkers. God bless your family

October 13, 2012

We are very sorry to hear about your loss. Teresa, Brandon & Rachel & boys, we are praying for each of you. Know your strength for the days ahead will come from God above. With love and prayers! Chad & Tina Seay

Charlotte and Harrell Babuchna

October 13, 2012

My husband and I looked forward to Terry and Teresa's visit to Biloxi. We have enjoyed every moment they were here and even the long distance talks several times a month. To our dear friend Terry, May God Bless your sweet soul and know we will never forget you. Our prayers are with Teresa and the family !