James Troy Stanfield

Born: Fri., Aug. 19, 1927
Died: Mon., Apr. 9, 2018


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Thu., Apr. 12, 2018
Location: First Baptist Church

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Thu., Apr. 12, 2018
Location: First Baptist Church

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Mr. James Troy Stanfield, age 90, of Blackshear died Monday afternoon (4/9/18) at the Garden View Retirement Assisted Living in Blackshear following an extended illness.

Born August 19, 1927 in the Otter Creek Community of Pierce County, he was the eldest child of the late Jasper Clarence “Bud” and Mattie Walker Stanfield.  Growing up on the farm, his family grew tobacco, corn, peanuts, cotton, and other normal South Georgia produce. He graduated from Patterson High School in 1945, and was drafted into the United States Army during World War II and was stationed in Europe around Nuremburg, Germany, and spent many hours on guard duties. He returned stateside and entered Coyne Electrical School in Chicago to study to be an electrical technician. He then returned to South Georgia and was employed in the Pulp and Paper industry, working for St. Marys Kraft Corporation, later named Gilman Paper Company. He retired as the Senior Electrical Project Engineer from Gilman Paper Company in 1990.

He lived for 23 years in St. Marys, GA where he had served on the City Council, the City Planning and Zoning Board, and served as the Camden County representative to the Coastal Area Planning Commission. He was also a charter member and past president of both the Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis Club, receiving the Legion of Honor for 25 years of service in the Kiwanis.

He became a member of First Baptist Church in St. Marys in 1949 and served as a deacon, as Sunday School Superintendent, and also taught the youth in Sunday School. He became a member of First Baptist Church in Blackshear in 1971. A faithful member, he served many years as a deacon. He was also active in many other roles in the church including the Trustees, Building Committee, the JOY group, and attended the Fellowship Sunday School Class.

He was a longtime member of the St. Marys Masonic Lodge #109 and the Blackshear Masonic Lodge #270 where he had served in many roles including Worshipful Master; 12 years as Trial Commission Member; Vice Chairman of the 11th Masonic District; Member and Past Worthy Patron of Santa Maria Chapter #496; Member of “Scottish Rite of Freemasonry”, Valley of Savannah; member of “York Rite of Freemasonry” of Waycross Chapter; Order of Silver Trowel; and many other honors.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Mary Lee Stanfield of Blackshear; his son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Paige Stanfield of Tucker, GA; 3 grandsons, Harper Stanfield of Norman, OK, John Stanfield of Tuscaloosa, AL, and Gibson Stanfield of Tucker, GA; 1 brother, Lewis Stanfield (wife Latrelle) of Patterson; 4 sisters, Mina Griner of Patterson, Laverne Griffis of Patterson, Iris Cobb (husband Floy) of Cuthbert, GA; and Mary Lou Tatum (husband George) of Alma; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

A funeral service will take place on Thursday (4/12/18) at 2 PM at First Baptist Church in Blackshear. Burial will follow in the Patterson Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Thursday at the church one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 670 Main Street, Blackshear, GA 31516 or to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, GA 31501.

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Hart Funeral Home in Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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Edra and Joe Haban
   Posted Wed April 11, 2018
God has certainly taken another Angel home. Such a sweet and caring person. Just know he will be in Heaven waiting on the wife he adored. Our sympathy and prayers are with you and the family.

Brent, Heather, Garrett and Ethan James Sapp
   Posted Tue April 17, 2018
To the entire Stanfield extended family we send our deepest sympathy to you on the passing of Mr. Troy. We know that he will be deeply missed not only in his family but also within the community. He was and will always be a well respected and loved man whose love for his country, family and our God will stand as an example for generations to come. So from our family to yours, we extend our thoughts, prayers and love to you Mrs. Mary and your sweet family.
Brent, Heather, Garrett and Ethan James Sapp

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