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Jim R. Stalnaker

James R. “Jim” Stalnaker, 78, unexpectedly passed away Monday, September 21, 2020.

Jim was born in Dingy, West Virginia to French and Elvia Stalnaker in 1942. He honorably served his country during the Vietnam War in the U. S. Army and went on to work for Parker-Hannifin as a metal finisher with 30 years of service. Jim and his wife, Kathy, were former members of Wintergreen Ledges Church of God. He was a member of the Marshallville American Legion and enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing and spending time in his boat.

Jim was preceded in death by his sisters, Edith Adams and Mary Helen Idell.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Kathy; sisters, Veda Ruth (Paul “Bus”) Lemon and Loretta Kemp; many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends; and their dog, Katie.

Calling hours will take place at Bacher Funeral Home, 3250 Greenwich Rd., Norton, on Monday, September 28, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Private services will take place. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park will take place following the calling hours.

For the safety of the family and other guests, masks are required, and the number of people permitted in the building at a time will be limited. Your cooperation and patience are appreciated.

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Uncle James was always a fun and happy guy that never got upset or angry over or about anything. Sort of a prankster at times. I remember going hunting and he would sneak around above us and shake a tree and bark like a squirrel. I remember him a a young man when I stayed at grandma's house he would be getting ready to go somewhere and he would comb his hair and sing Old Dan Tucker. I have nothing but great memories with and of him. He will be missed as he was loved very much. I so remember the summer Paul and I went to his and Aunt Kathy's house. It was such a great time. My prayers go out to Aunt Kathy at this time. I love you both. I'm so deeply sorry I won't be able to make his viewing and funeral. Until God reunites us!

Steven Adams Sep 27 2020 12:00 AM

He was a kind and loving uncle....always good to all of us kids. He was a quiet and gentle person, humble and unpretentious. He will always bemissed by those of us who knew and loved him. Until we meet again.........

Janet Lemon Sims Sep 26 2020 12:00 AM

Uncle James was a great uncle. I am blessed and consider it a privilege to be his niece. I will remember him most for his kind heart, pleasant personality and his sense of humor. He was a good man and I will miss him as long as Im on this earth, but will someday be reunited with him in heaven to spend eternity. I loved him dearly!

Nancy Chapman Sep 26 2020 12:00 AM

Jim and Jerry were friends for many years working on trucks, cars, tractors what ever needed to be fixed one would get the other to help. They would cut wood together to get ready for winter . He will really be missed . John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. Kat praying that you'll be surrounded by his comforting love. Love Jerry and Ruth

Jerry Hazeltine Sep 25 2020 12:00 AM

My condolences to you Kathy and the entire Stalnaker family.I worked with Jim for many years. He was one of the nicest men I ever knew.

Mike DeOrio Sep 25 2020 12:00 AM

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Jim R. Stalnaker, give you peace, comfort and strength

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
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US Army Veteran, Jim R. Stalnaker, is A True American Hero God Bless

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Cheryl J Skinner, Tri-State Military Museum Sep 24 2020 12:00 AM

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