MOORE — Lt. Col. James H. Stanfill, retired, 79, of Moore went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Fresh Start Community Church in Moore. Burial with military honors will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens. Arrangements are by John M. Ireland Funeral Home and Chapel of Moore.
He was born June 6, 1933, to Leo and Mary Etta Stanfill in Calvin. He graduated from Calvin High School, and joined the U.S. Army where he served as a NCO and an officer. Jim served two tours in Vietnam with the 5th Special Forces Group and was awarded the prestigious Bronze Star and the Combat Infantrymen Badge.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Mary Etta; brother, Jerry; and sister, Valenta McDonald.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 37 years, Diana; sons, Rodney Carpenter and wife Paula of Texas, James and wife Teresa of Oklahoma City, Christofer and wife Tonya of Ohio, Paul and wife Kristen of Texas, Pepper Snider and wife Heather of Texas; daughter, Sarah Kidd and husband Kevin of Moore; brothers, Charlie of Choctaw and Kenny of Del City; 17 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and his loyal Yorkie companion, Rowdy.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Veteran's Corner, PO Box 704, Washington, OK, 73093 or www.Veteranscorner.org.
Norman Transcript, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013