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Richard "Dick" Coleman Stubblefield

August 11, 1942June 6, 2021
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Dick Stubblefield

Funeral services for Richard Coleman Stubblefield, Jr. will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, June 12 at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Dr. Tom Harris will officiate. The family will receive friends at Gross Funeral Home in Hot Springs from 5:00-7:00 PM Friday. Mr. Stubblefield, 78, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, June 6 at Wilson N. Jones Regional Medical Center.

Dick was born August 11, 1942 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to the late Richard and Naomi (Moss) Stubblefield. The family eventually moved to Hot Springs, Arkansas. He attended Hot Springs High School, The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, and graduated from Memphis State University in Memphis, Tennessee. In 1965, he and Mary Ann Cunningham were married in Humboldt, Tennessee. Dick served in the army before returning home to work for his parents at Stubby’s BBQ. After leaving the restaurant business, he bought Greenley Foods and later Hot Springs Packing Company, where he enjoyed a long career in the wholesale food manufacturing industry. While living in Hot Springs, he was active in the Lions Club, Gideons International, Hot Springs Masonic Lodge and Rotary where he was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow recognition. He was a member of First Baptist Church.

Mr. Stubblefield will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He is survived by his wife Mary Ann of Sherman; daughter, Julie Olmstead and her husband Lee of Sherman; son, John Stubblefield of Hot Springs; and two grandchildren, Clayton Olmstead of Dallas and Claire Olmstead of Redlands, California. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be made to Gideons International at PO Box 20463, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71903.

  • FAMILY

  • Mary Ann Stubblefield, Wife
  • Julie Olmstead (Lee), Daughter
  • John Stubblefield, Son
  • Clayton Olmstead, Grandson
  • Claire Olmstead, Granddaughter
  • Richard and Naomi (Moss) Stubblefield, Sr., Parents (deceased)
  • DONATIONS

  • Gideons International

Services

  • Graveside

    Saturday, June 12, 2021

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Linda Vomvent

June 13, 2021

I worked for Richard at Hot Springs Packing. He was always good to me. I even left for another job a couple of weeks and he took me back as if I had never left. He was a hard worker and he wanted you to do your job too. He hired me because his neighbor said I had been a good employee at National Rejectors where I had worked for 13 years. I am so sorry for your loss.

Debbie Cusick

June 12, 2021

I Loved the Stubblefield family. I went to Church at Park place Baptist church with them for years. He will be missed by many. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love Debbie Cusick

Donna McLaughlin Shelton

June 10, 2021

My mom, Lila, worked for him at the packing house as the bookkeeper in the 80’s. I remember him being so nice to my brother and I when we would have to go to work with mom. He was a very nice man.

Linda Billops Cottrell

June 10, 2021

Mary Ann, I’m so sorry to hear about the death of Richard. I sent an email to the Class of 1963 to let them know of your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Linda

Mike Diggs

June 10, 2021

Worked for him at Hot Springs Packing. A supervisor (Jim) and him came in the smoke room while James was cleaning the ovens. There was cleaning foam everywhere. Dicks eyes got big and for a second Jim said he thought about playing a joke hollering at James something was wrong and shut down the system. He decided against it and said what was going on.
Every time I took my vacation he begged me to come back to work early as the others wasted meat by the ton. I had to remind him of that every year when it came to getting a raise

Doug Garner

June 10, 2021

Dick was a great guy in every respect, I have fond memories of eating at Stubby's in the late 1960's and 1970's, Dick made sure you were happy with your meal, and no one left there hungry. He will be missed by everyone who knew him, and my deepest condolences to the family, RIP my friend.

Howard Lee Kilby

June 9, 2021

Dick and I graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1961. This is the 60th anniversary of our graduation. The last conversation we had, Dick’s face was filled with joy and happiness as he told me about his trip to China. He was giving Bibles to Chinese people. The light in his eyes was so beautiful. I wonder how many hundreds of thousands of souls were saved because of those Gideon Bibles being lovingly given in Christian Love and Friendship? A Chinese Tea Master’s favorite poem was translated into English in The Book of Tea by the 18th generation Japanese Tea Master Dr. Sen Soshitsu of the Uresenku School of Tea.
“To those who yearn for peach blossoms in the Spring, how I long to show, this green leaf, pushing up, through the snow.”

Charlotte Efird

June 9, 2021

I was sad when I heard the word that Dick died. HUGS to all.

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