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Jack Stanfill, age 68, of Williamsburg, passed away Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at his home. He was born Feb. 28, 1948, in Valley Creek, Tennessee, to the late James Harrison Stanfill and the late Flossie Mae Owens Stanfill. He was a Mason, a Shriner, and an honorary lifetime member of the VFW Post 3167. He attended Grace Christian Fellowship. Jack was director of financial aid at Cumberland College for 36 years where he helped many thousand Appalachian kids.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Sue Stanfill, Mary Ellen Strunk, five brothers, Charles Stanfill, Ted Stanfill, Ronnie Stanfill, Roger Stanfill, and Paul Stanfill.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Dianne Smith Stanfill of Williamsburg; one daughter Teresa Head (David) of Somerset; two sons, John David Stanfill (Regina) of Williamsburg, and Darin Stanfill, of Lexington; two granddaughters Adaleah Stanfill and Deavon Cockrell (Tim); two great-grandsons, Louis Cockrell and Theo Cockrell; three sisters, Alberta Whited of Sandusky, Ohio, Jimmie Manning of Williamsburg, Ruth Ann Boyd (John) of Goshen, Ohio; three brothers, Jay Stanfill (Lavada) of Oneida, Tennessee, Bill Stanfill (Barbara) of Greenwood, South Carolina, Gary Stanfill (Mary Ann) of Williamsburg; mother-in-law Bessie Smith of Williamsburg; two special brothers, Eddie Manning (Kay) of Williamsburg, and Bob Jones (Thelma) of Williamsburg; several nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his passing.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Gerald Mullins and the Rev. Rob Powers officiating. Following the service he will be laid to rest in the Ellison Addition of the Highland Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, and after noon on Saturday at the church.
Pallbearers will be Aaron Brock, Alan Newman, Chad Manning, Everett Neal Rush, Kaine Smith, Kenny Joe Croley, Mason Manning, Micheal Dylan Rose-Creekmore, Nathan Johnson, Robbie Jones, and Tyler Ayers.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that contributions be made to Cumberland River Behavioral Health, In memory of Jack Stanfill, to support mental health awareness.
Cumberland River Behavioral Health
Attn: Melanie Yeager
P.O. Box 568
Corbin, KY 40701
Condolences may be made to the family at www.ellisonfh.com
Ellison Funeral Home of Williamsburg is in charge of these arrangements.
Published on November 30, 2016
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