Stephen Clyde Stanfield

Published 4:43 pm Thursday, October 17, 2019

Stephen Clyde Stanfield, 66, of Bluff City, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, from his residence. Stephen was the son of the late Reverend Clarence Fletcher Stanfield and Mary Alice Smith Stanfield. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Janet Overbay.
Stephen was a graduate of ETSU, obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree. He was a certified EA (Enrolled Agent) and a CEBS (Certified Employee Benefits Specialist). He had worked at Sperry Univac in the Personnel Department with retirement and insurance and then as a consultant at SESCO, where he had also served as Vice President. Then he started his own business, Stanfield, Thomas and Associates, LLC, where he did accounting and taxes for over 30 years.
Stephen was a member of Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church, where he served as both a Deacon and the Adult Sunday School Teacher and was a member of the TIPS Club. He also enjoyed his pet cats, Missy and Butch.
Those left to cherish his many wonderful memories include his wife of 44 years, Judy Montgomery Stanfield, of the home; a sister-in-law, Mary Jo Julian and husband Johnny of Hampton; a brother-in-law, David Montgomery and wife Lisa of Hampton; his mother-in-law, Betty Jo Montgomery of Hampton; an uncle, Dr. J.M. Galloway of Nashville; and an aunt, Joyce Blallock and husband Asa of Florida. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
A service to honor the life of Stephen Clyde Stanfield will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 19, in the Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church in Bluff City with Rev. David Montgomery and Rev. Rusty Verran officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service, or friends may visit at the home at other times. The graveside service will follow in the Sunrise Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Barry Mounts, Charlie Tuck, Greg Greene, Bobby Fleenor, Jared McKinney and Johnny Julian. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church. The family would like to especially thank Mary Jo Julian (sister-in-law) for all of her help and kindness and Amedysis Hospice for the wonderful care given to Stephen. Also, to everyone that brought food, visited and prayed for Stephen and the family. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 1727 Chinquapin Grove Road, Bluff City, TN 37618. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website,
Mr. Stanfield and his family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.

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