- Paris Flash
- Real Estate
Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 3:00 P.M. in the chapel of Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home with Rev. Ken Cannon officiating. Interment is to be at Meadowbrook Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time from 2:00 to 3:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
He will be greatly missed by many friends and family on earth, but will be received with open arms by many more in heaven. He often said “the worst part of living to be so old is that most of your friends have already gone before you.”
C.J. Stubblefield was born April 26, 1919 in Hot Springs, Arkansas to Hiram P. and Minnie Lee Stubblefield. He was a graduate of Mena High School in Mena, Arkansas. He moved to Paris in the late ‘30’s. Paris is where he met the love of his life, Elsie, who converted him from Presbyterian to Baptist. He has been a faithful member of the First Baptist Church since that time. Becoming a deacon at First Baptist Church was one of his most prized accomplishments. He tried to never miss church and served in a number of capacities from Sunday school teacher to class officer. His church was very important to him to the end.
Mr. Stubblefield was a life-time military man. He first joined the Army in March, 1941. During WWII, C.J. spent time in most of the countries in Europe. After the war in Europe ended he was sent to be part of the occupying forces in Japan. When he returned home he went to work for the National Guard in 1949 on a full time basis. He was a state maintenance inspector for the National Guard until his retirement in 1979 with the rank of CWO-4. In his local unit he was in charge of the battalion motor section.
C.J. was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, two brothers and his beloved wife of over seventy years, Elsie Thompson Stubblefield.
Mr. Stubblefield is survived by one son, Jack and his wife Dottie; three grandchildren, Mika Reynolds and husband Mark, Joshua Stubblefield, Morgan Rippard and husband Michael; three great-grandchildren, Colton Reynolds, Chase Reynolds and Sloane Rippard; nieces and nephews, Frank Stubblefield and wife Anita, Sue Parham and husband Greg, Dick Foster and wife Laura, Dean Bailey, Ulis Bailey and wife JoAnn.
Honorary Pallbearers are Bill Coe, Jim Lolly, Bill Booth, Quentin Hawkins, Charlie Fry and Norman Davis.
Online condolences may be sent to the Stubblefield family at www.fry-gibbs.com.