Albert Lawrence STALLINGS Jr.
April 18, 1945 – May 20, 2020
Albert Lawrence Stallings, Jr., formerly of Columbia, SC, died May 20, 2020 at his home in Atlanta, GA. Al was born on April 18, 1945 in Roanoke Rapids, NC and was the only child of the late Albert Lawrence Stallings, Sr. and the late Maudine Chichester Stallings. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Lucy Biddle Stallings; son Albert Lawrence Stallings III; daughter Lucinda Stallings Parker; son-in-law Middleton Albert Parker, Jr.; and grandchildren Middleton, George, Charlie, Stallings and Lucy, all of Atlanta; three brothers-in-law, Byron, John and Mark Biddle; and a sister-in-law, Cindy Williams. An Eagle Scout, Al was a graduate of North Carolina Wesleyan College and completed graduate work in Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma. A Captain in the US Air Force, he was the youngest commander ever of a weather unit. When he left the Air Force, he became a financial advisor with EF Hutton and later managed the A.G. Edwards & Sons office in Columbia, SC for eleven years until his retirement in 2010. Over the years, he was active at Trenholm Road United Methodist Church, serving as a Sunday school teacher, church school superintendent and youth director. He and Lucy retired to Lake Murray in 2008 and lived there until they moved to Atlanta to be near their grandchildren in 2016. Al was a people person and made friends wherever he went. He loved traveling, boating, working in his yard, following and discussing the financial markets and just being with his “LuLu”. Memorials may be made in his honor to the MSA Coalition at www.multiplesystematrophy.org.
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Albert Lawrence STALLINGS Jr.
Jeff Brooker, MD, Columbia, SC
May 24, 2020
Mrs. Stallings and all Mr. Stallings’ family:
I knew Al only by telephone back in the mid-1970’s shortly after we moved back to Columbia. These current pandemic times and random events in life remind me of this borrowed observation: “Nobody knows how things will turn out, that's why they go ahead and play the game...You give it your all and sometimes amazing things happen, but it's hardly ever what you expect.” ~ Gennifer Choldenko
May the memories of many fond times you enjoyed together soften the sorrow that pervades in a time so proximate to the death of a loved one.
Patsy & Jimmy Sauls
May 21, 2020
How to you begin memories that span over 40 years? From our first meeting at the “then” Windsor Club, we knew that we would become fast friends. Shared weekends at our campers at Ocean Lakes, then at Lake Murray, visits to your first cabin on the lake spent fishing(Al fishing for five minutes, then cleaning his boat!)
Wonderful weekend in New York City , then many dinners shared. You could always count on Al for help, advice, and, most of all, friendship.
We love you, Al, and will keep these memories close in our heart. Patsy and Jimmy Sauls