Larry Richard Stanfield
Funeral Date: 11/5/2008

Obituary:
Larry Richard Stanfield, age 61, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, died Friday, October 31, at M D Anderson, Houston. He was born November 19, 1946 at Warren, Arkansas a son of the late Ira Richard Stanfield and Kathern Morie Smith Stanfield. He was a graduate of the Hermitage Public School system, the University of Arkansas at Monticello, New Mexico Highlands University where he earned a Masters Degree in Education, and furthered his education at Auburn University. Mr. Stanfield was a retired teacher in the Pine Bluff School District with 38 years of service. He retired in June of 2007. He was a member of Good Faith Carr United Methodist Church in Pine Bluff. Surviving is his wife Jo Ellen Spencer Stanfield whom he married on July 18, 1970; a son Brian Jason Stanfield and spouse Wendy, Batesville, Ark; a daughter Kathryn Mays and spouse Tony, Fayetteville, Ark; a brother Jerrel Stanfield, Warren, Ark; a sister Elois Taylor, Warren, Ark; 5 grandchildren Garrett Stanfield, Amber Stanfield, Nathan Stanfield, Collin Mays and Peyton Mays. Funeral services were at 1:30pm Wednesday, November 5, at Frazerís Chapel with Reverend George OíDell officiating. Organist was Linda Barrett. Burial was in Outlaw Cemetery at Sumpter by Frazerís Funeral Home of Warren. Pallbearers were Ken Socia, Ronnie Jones, Dean Emerson, Ronnie Stanfield, Ryan Stanfield, Scott Stanfield, Mark Taylor, and Mike Taylor.

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Name: Jill McClure Carman
Message: Jo,Jerral, and Betty I can honestly say I know what you are going through and I sincerely say my heart is breaking for you and your families. I am sorry sorry! You all blessed my mother and I with knowing you!! God Bless you all... you are in my prayers!

Name: GLYNN & SUE FERRELL
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Name: TERRY CURRY
Message: SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT LARRY BUT I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND

Name: Reed Tommy and Jane
Message: Jo Ellen and family, Tommy and I are so sad in the loss of your wonderful Larry. Jane has had knee surgery on Fri. and so we will be unable to attend the service for Larry. Please know we have you in our thoughts and prayers. The world was a better place for having Larry in it for 61 years.

Name: Paula and Buddy Byrd
Message: JoEllen, our thoughts and prayers are with you Brian and Katie.

Name: Terry Smith
Message: JoEllen and Family, Larry and I worked together for 27 years at Belair and Jack Robey; hence, you know how deeply hurt I am about his demise. I shall keep you in my prayers and thoughts, for Larry has transitioned to a better place. He gave excellent services in the Pine Bluff School District, for he was an outstanding science instructor. On behalf of all his co-workers and friends of the Pine Bluff School District, I extend words of comfort. Keep looking "to the hills from whence cometh your help." Terry Smith (PBHS)

Name: Leon Thornton, French and Judy Wynne
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sad time.

Name: Jo Munn
Message: Jo, I am so sorry for your loss. I have many happy memories of working with Larry at Belair and Penney's. Peace of the Lord be with you, Jo

Name: Sharron Harriman
Message: JoEllen I want to tell you how sorry I am to hear about Larry. Dell called me with the news. If I can help you in any way just call me. You take care.

Name: Phyllis Slocum Roberts
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Name: Donna Weeks
Message: I Had Mr. Stanfield for one of my teachers at Pine Bluff High, He was very nice and a Great Teacher!.

Name: Laura Minchew Johnston
Message: Mr. Stanfield was a teacher of mine in both 8th and 9th grades at Belair Jr. High. I remember how dedicated he was to his students and really enjoyed being in his class. I am so sorry for your loss.

Name: Ann Snuggs
Message: Jo Ellen, I was so sorry to hear about Larry. He was a wonderful, supportive co-worker and a dedicated teacher. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Name: Doris Jankowski
Message: JoEllen, I am so sorry to hear of Larry's passing, he was a lifelong friend for whom I always had the utmost respect. Larry will be missed by all who knew him. We are praying for your family to gain peace through your faith at this time. Love, Doris and Paul

Name: Sandra & Levan Outlaw
Message: Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss....our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Name: Trisha and Larry Bates
Message: Dear JoEllen, Brian, Katy and family, We were so sorry to hear about Larry today. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Trish and Larry

Name: Trisha and Larry Bates
Message: Dear JoEllen, Brian, Katy and family, We were so sorry to hear about Larry today. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Trish and Larry

Name: John Hunter
Message: JoEllen, My sister, Gloria Connell, just called me to tell me the news about Larry. I joined Sigma Tau Gamma in 1967 while Larry was President. Larry was a great President, leader, honest, trustworthy, caring person. You were dating Larry then, I am sorry I never got to see either of you again. My sister remained in White Hall and I moved to Ohio. My sister knew of my opinion of Larry and had told me years ago, he was teaching in Pine Bluff. We all know his spirit has already arrived in a place we all want to go and be with him. Enjoy your children and their children. Hope to see you again. John Hunter

Name: Kenneth and Ann Farrar
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are thinking of you.

Name: Larry Clowers
Message: So so so sorry. Larry will be missed

Name: Angela Base
Message: I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You guys are in my prayers.

Name: Dorothy Brown
Message: Joe Ellen,I remeber fondly the many stories told to me by my late husband,Otis L Brown Sr.,of the friendship he and Larry shared at Belair and Jack Robey Jr. High School. Larry was a wonderful person and a great educator. God bless you and the family.

Name: Rosemary Hughes
Message: Jo, There was only one Larry Stanfield. He was a great man, teacher and friend throughout the years. I wish I were closer so that I could some to his service. I am planning on being in Pine Bluff in the next few weeks and I will try to call. My love to you and your family. He loved and was so proud of all of you. I will keep you in my prayers. Rosemary

Name: Marian (Harriman) Gray
Message: Jo Ellen: I am so sorry to read about Larry's death...I remember your kindnesses when Michelle died...you are special people...my prayers are with you

Name: Mickey Stewart
Message: Jo Ellen, I am very sorry to hear of Larry's passing. I had the pleasure of being in his class at Merrill Jr. High (and being with you at Coleman). Larry was an excellant Teacher. Our schools will be a lesser place without him. It was a pleasure to know him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Name: Christy (Launius) Deneke
Message: I was one of Mr. Stanfield's students when I was in 9th grade at Jack Robey. I will be the first to admit, it can't be easy teaching that age group, but somehow, Mr. Stanfield managed to get our lessons across to us! Years after that, I would run into him at Dillard's, where he always had a smile on his face. He always knew who I was and made it a point to speak to me. I appreciated that. I'm so sorry for your loss. He was truly a lovely man.

Name: Judy Thornton
Message: I am so sorry to hear about Larry.My thoughts go out to you and your family. Judy Thornton

Name: Karla Johnson
Message: Jo, you, Larry, and the kids are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so glad to have known you at Oak Park. You and Larry have impacted so many of us in education.

Name: Joe & Helen Guenter
Message: Jo Ellen and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I thought that John Hunter's comments were good -enjoy your children and grandchildren!!!

Name: Tom Boudinot
Message: Jerrel and Betty: So sorry about the loss of Larry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Name: Vicki Scott
Message: Larry will be missed, but think of all those lives he touched during his 61 years. As one person said, "We preach our funeral by what we do while we are alive." He was a great one! My prayers are with you and your family.

Name: Marcia Childress
Message: To the Stanfield family, may God bless you and keep you during your time of bereavement. I was a former student at Jack Robey Jr. High School (1987-1988) and Mr. Stanfield was one of the best teachers I ever had. He went above and beyond to help all of his students and always encouraged every student to do well in his class!! God bless!!

Name: Amy Base
Message: Please accept my deepest condolences. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this rough time.

Name: Judy and Campbell Wilkerson
Message: We were so sorry to hear about Larry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. He was a special friend and will be missed.

Name: Lisa and Larry (Brinsfield) Morris
Message: Jo, We were so very sorry to hear about Larry. He was a wonderful man. He taught Larry, and he was telling me what a great inspiration Mr. Stanfield was to him. You know if you need me all you have to do is call. I am praying for you and your family. With God's help, I know you will make it through this. We love you! Lisa and Larry

Name: Kim Kosmitis
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. From the office of Kim Kosmitis, D.D.S.

Name: Linda Rose Outlaw-Curtis
Message: Larry has always been one of my favorite cousins. He was always visiting our family when we were kids and love to play. He always wanted to play the 3 Stooges and Laural and Hardy. My sisters and I would dress him to be a little girl. We truly love him our prayers are with you

Name: LeDante Walker
Message: I'm a former student of Mr. Stanfield 1991 Jack Robey and he also drove the bus then. Very sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers goes out to his family and friends. He was a great man, teacher, and role model. I remember he told us he was struck by lightning is why his hair was all white and he had a light grin on so we never knew if he was telling the truth. We laughed and he smiled and went on with class. There are few teachers you remembrer in life, he is definitely one of the few that stood out. It wasn't the fun class or the easy A, he taught and we learned and that is what education should be. He will be missed

Name: Teresa Wyatt-Bitely
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Mr. Stanfield was a wonderful teacher.

Name: bill & Toot Potter
Message: Jo, We enjoyed knowing Larry for the past 37+ years. Larry was always good hearted and a joy to know. We have many memories of you and Larry and our travels and the various sites we visited, better partners we could not have found. You were a team prepared to challenge life and that you did. Take with you the strength Larry inspired in us all and continue to live and enjoy life.

Name: Anne Higginbotham-Berlin
Message: Jo Ellen, My heart goes out to you and your family. I was so sorry to hear about Larry. The two of you fought long and hard. We all know he is in a better place with the Lord. Stay in touch and take one day at a time.

Name: Sherry Gee
Message: Ms. Stanfield I am so sorry to hear of your lose. I took Physical Science under his instruction at SeArk College. He was a great teacher. He will be missed.

Name: Joan Clowers
Message: Jo, I was so sorry to hear about Larry. I know this has been a difficult fight for the both of you. I have enjoyed knowing the both of you from college through our teaching careers. Larry will be missed.

Name: Rosalyn Armstrong
Message: You all have my deepest sympathy for your loss. Remember weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning this does not mean that it will come tomorrow next week next month or maybe not even next year but it will come but it does mean that it will become easier and you can look back and laugh about the times that you spent with him. May you find strength in these words.

Name: Kerri (Stewart) Threlkeld
Message: My sister and I both had Mr. Stanfield for Science at Belair. He was a wonderful teacher and a great man.

Name: Grant & Thea Phifer
Message: Our deepest sympathies are with you and your family. I had Mr. Stanfield for 9th grade science at Belair; we should all be so fortunate as to touch so many lives in such a positive way.

Name: Candy Reed
Message: Katie, you and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Stephen W Huselton Sr
Message: Larry served as a big influence to his brothers at UAM.His service to God,Family and Education is second to none. I have the greatest respect for Larry. I know he is already working in Gods Kingdom.

Name: Karen & Charles Carter
Message: Our prayers are for you and the family as you remember and celebrate Larry's wonderful life. He influenced and touched so many lives in such a positive way. May your hearts be comforted as you grieve the loss of his presence.

Name: Hugh & Brenda Quimby
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Name: Robbie Williams
Message: My prayers and thoughts are with you and the rest of the family. Larry will be missed and always remembered. May God keep you in his perfect will. Much love always.

Name: Sherri Oaks- Patterson
Message: Mr.Stanfield was my favorite teacher at Merrill. I am so sorry for your loss.

Name: Betty Lynn Barnes
Message: Jo Ellen, I have just now heard about Larry. I am truly saddened by his death. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Betty Lynn

Name: Linda Trussell Davis
Message: I am so sorry for your loss. Larry was a good friend when we were in high school. We shared lots of laughs together. I especially remember when the Beatles became popular and Larry let his hair grow out, mostly his bangs, but did we ever think he had done something!!! My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Name: Nancy Davis
Message: All of you are in our prayers at this difficult time. Take good care of each other

Name: Brenda Hedrick
Message: Katie, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Candice Falls Ross
Message: Katie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Gina Honea
Message: Katie, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I know how special your daddy was to you.

Name: James Mack & Twylia Warlick
Message: Jo Ellen, We just now read about Larry's death. We both send our deepest sympathy. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. Love, JM & Twylia

Name: Pat Burke
Message: Jo, Thinking of you and praying for your family. We had a lot of good times in Pine Bluff. The Belair staff was very unique and one of a kind. Larry was a true teacher, and professional. I respected his mind and opinion greatly. He has be an inspiration to us all through our years. May God comfort you and surround you and your family in his great Love. May Larry's love and legacy always be with you. Love Pat Burke.

Name: Pat Drewett
Message: Jo, I was so very sorry to hear about Larry. I know he has struggled for such a long time. He is not hurting or in pain anymore. I hope your sadness and sorrow will be eased with time. Thinking of you. Pat (I talked to Emily and she also gave me a report)

Name: Donna Ehrenberg
Message: Jo and Family, May you find peace in the prayers of those around you, comfort in the thoughts and memories of Larry, strength and hope in God's love and tender mercy. I am so glad that we became friends during our cancer journey with our spouses at MD Anderson Cancer Center. You and your family our very special to me. Jo you gave Larry all the loving care possible and made sure he got the best care possible, you did all you could but the Lord had another plan and now both of our spouses are together in heaven. The pain and suffering is gone and he can smile once again down on you. I hope to see you soon and we can laugh again about the good times we shared in Houston. I will continue to pray for you during this difficult time. I send you my love.

Name: Brandi Womack
Message: Brian and family, I am SO sorry about your daddy. He was a wonderful man and lived a wonderful life. Please know how much you have been on my heart and in my prayers over the past few days. I love you all. Brandi & family

Name: Melissa Todd
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Name: Melissa Todd
Message: Katie & family, you are all in our prayers. May God's love comfort you and sustain you during your lose. The Todd Family

Name: Brenda Hester Ferguson
Message: Jo Ellen, I just heard of your husband's passing away. Know that I am praying for God's peace in your heart and all the hearts of those who knew him. If you are in Hot Springs, give me a call. B. Ferguson

Name: Gracie Mays
Message: Mr. Stanfield was an excellent and hardworking teacher @ Jack Robey Jr. High. He taught my daughter, Marcia Childress and son, Roland Mays. Both are now college graduates. Our prayers and deepest sympathy is extended to the family.

Name: Vickie Broach
Message: Mr. Stanfield was a wonderful teacher. He was my science teacher at Merrill Jr. High. He impacted multitudes.

Name: Donna McKellar
Message: Katie and Family, I am so sorry for the saddness you and your family are having now. Please know that I am thinking of you often and hope the many happy memories of your father will comfort you in the coming days. Your father was a courageous man in his gallant fight to defeat his illness. Donna

Name: Audrey and Reggie Powell
Message: Jo, you, Katie, and Brian are in our thoughts and prayers. We thought so much of Larry and know he fought a hard battle, and now the battle is won. He has won the prize!! You are wrapped in our love, and I'm sorry I was out of town and unable to attend the service. Peace be with you and the kids. Audrey

Name: Carrie Lester-Brock
Message: Your family is in my prayers. He was a great teacher and one of my favorites.