On Aug. 5, 1953, Jack David Stanfield’s light began to shine and he labored each day to bring salvation to anyone he met until he carried his light to his Heavenly home Oct. 31, 2020.
Jackie was the son of Joe and Geraldine Stanfield and baby brother of Jerry Wayne Stanfield. He was born in Athens and raised in Malakoff, where he graduated in 1971.
He married his sweetheart, Sherilyn Kay, Aug. 21, 1971 at First Baptist Church in Malakoff. Jackie answered the call to ministry July 14, 1974 and preached his first sermon July 21, 1974 in First Baptist Church in Malakoff.
Jackie attended East Texas Baptist College in Marshall, where he graduated in 1978. He graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth in 2002 with a Masters of Divinity.
Jackie’s greatest accomplishment was raising his four children and leading each of them to Jesus. He was always happy to tell anyone about Jana and her husband Bobby Fowler, Missy and her husband JJ Lee, David and his wife Amanda Stanfield and Justin and his wife Mallory Stanfield.
Jackie’s greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren Todd, Donovan, Reagan, Miki, Chase, Caitlyn, Jackson, Azlynne, Ashlyn, Jett, Kamryn and Blake.
Jackie served in ministry for over forty years. As Pastor, he served at Poyner Baptist Church, Bethsadia Y Baptist Church, First Baptist Church Maud, McClendon-Chisum Baptist Church, Telephone Baptist Church, New Life Baptist Church, Rosanky Baptist Church, Highland Hills Baptist Church, First Baptist Church Linden, Open Door Baptist Church and his light was shining brightly with his new church family at First Baptist Church Avinger.
Jackie was preceded in death by his parents, mother-in-law Joyce Kupfer, brother-in-law Jerry McDaniel and his beloved grandson Donovan, who we know was waiting to see his Papa Jack as soon as he entered Glory.
He is survived by his precious wife Sherry of 49 years, brother Jerry Wayne Stanfield and sister-in-law Sue Stanfield, father-in-law Gert Kupfer, extended family Charles and Debbie Henderson, Debbie and Gary Bessett, Michael Kupfer, Julie and Skip Evans, Mickey and Debbie Rorex and their children Mistie, Phillip and Megan, many nieces and nephews, precious friends and thousands of brothers and sisters in Christ.
Jackie loved hunting, fishing, eating Blue Bell ice cream, traveling to Branson and the beach, and watching his Dallas Cowboys and Texas Longhorns play football. However, nothing gave him greater joy than bragging about his grandkids who will each tell you they are spoiled rotten and proud of it. As he fought the good fight and finished his race, we take comfort in knowing his last words spoken were, "I'm ready." Well done Papa Jack. We love you more than all the sand in all the oceans. Services were held Nov. 7, 2020 at the First Baptist Church in Maud. Burial at CenterRidge Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home.