Terry Gene Stanfill, 67, of Gentry, AR, passed absent on August 7th, 2021, at his dwelling in rural Gentry.
Terry was born in Fort Smith, AR on October 12, 1953, to Monthly bill and Joyce Stanfill. He grew up in Mansfield, AR until finally shifting to Greenwood, AR in 1966. He graduated from Greenwood Significant Faculty in 1971, in which he was a member of the Greenwood Significant University Hall of Fame. After superior university, Terry attended Ouachita Baptist College in Arkadelphia, AR, exactly where he gained a bachelor of science diploma in biology and was a 4-year baseball letterman graduating in 1975.
Terry started out doing the job for SWEPCO at Shreveport, LA in 1975, as a trainee for the plant chemist at the new Flint Creek Energy Plant in Gentry, AR, which was then beneath building. In 1977, Terry transferred to Flint Creek Energy Plant and served there as plant chemist until finally his retirement in 2010.
Terry was a prolonged-time Little League, Babe Ruth and American Legion baseball coach in Siloam Springs, AR, by the 80s and 90s in which he coached and motivated lots of local younger adult males.
In 1999, Terry was instrumental in the development and building of the Eagle Check out Nature Trail on SWEPCO Lake in Gentry, AR. There he labored with numerous nearby groups which includes 4-H, Boy Scouts, and Lady Scouts and he constantly looked ahead to the yearly Earth Day celebration. The Eagle Watch ongoing to be his passion via retirement and up to the really close of his existence.
Terry’s love for nature and wildlife also impressed him to acquire up photography in the early 90s. He was well known by quite a few neighborhood photographers and was blessed to call many of them good friends. His shots were being printed regionally and regionally. He experienced many Facebook followers who looked forward to his day by day posts of pictures from his “Morning Rounds” of areas shut to dwelling and his “Happy Location” in Boxley Valley close to Ponca, AR. Terry often hoped to encourage people to look at nature in a additional good and respectful way, believing that each and every creature has a function irrespective of whether we comprehend it or not.
Terry was preceded in demise by his father, Billy Stanfill paternal grandparents, James Lee Stanfill and Dixie Cross Stanfill and maternal grandparents Virgil Caudle and Edith Gardenhire Caudle.
Terry is survived by his spouse, Margaret “Cris” Stanfill of the property two stepchildren, Stacy Phelps of Siloam Springs, AR and Joshua Haynes and spouse Darla of Rose, Alright 3 grandsons, Connor Williams of Siloam Springs and Jordan and Jaxon Haynes of Rose, Ok his mother, Joyce Stanfill of Greenwood, AR two brothers, Larry Stanfill and wife Mary of Greenwood, AR and Greg Stanfill of Lowell, AR as effectively as various nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm on August 12, at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Boxley Valley near Ponca, AR, Terry’s “Pleased Area.” Rev. Randy Moll, a prolonged-time good friend, will officiate. Preparations are underneath the treatment of Brashear’s Funeral Property of Huntsville, AR.
In lieu of flowers, the family members requests that a donation be designed in Terry’s identify to a person of the following:
Northwest Arkansas Land Have confidence in, 1725 S. Smokehouse Trail, Fayetteville, AR 72721, [email protected], 479-966-466
Arkansas Normal Heritage Fee, 1100 North Street, Minimal Rock, AR 72201, [email protected], 501-324-9619
Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society, 2204 Hendricks Blvd, Fort Smith, AR 72903, [email protected]