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John Alfred Stallings, Jr.

December 20, 1923 ~ January 6, 2024 (age 100) 100 Years Old

John Stallings, Jr. Obituary

Mr. John Alfred Stallings, Jr, age 100, of Teachey, NC, passed from his earthly life on the early morning of January 6, 2024, while at home.  Born on December 20, 1923, he is the son of the late John Alfred and Lillie Belle Blanton Stallings.  Also preceding him in death are his wife--Dorothy Pierce Stallings; a son—John Alfred Stallings III; and siblings—Lois Judge, Billy Stallings, and Dewey Stallings.

Left to cherish his memory are children—James Pierce Stallings (Sandra) of Teachey, Tommy Ray Stallings (Mary Beth) of Dacula (GA), and Sue Cranford (Jeff) of Teachey; grandchildren—Kimberly Kent (Anthony) of Hampstead, Zachary Stallings (Jessica) of Dacula (GA), Nicholas Stallings (Katie) of Jefferson (GA), Jeremy Parker (Tracy) of Ash (NC), Heather Parker of Wilmington, John A. Stallings IV of Salemburg, Michael Paul Stallings (Crystal) of Wallace; great grandchildren—Bradley Szymansky of Hampstead, Kassie Kent of Hampstead, Clay Kent of Hampstead, Marcus Kent of Hampstead, Ava Kent of Hampstead, Lane Stallings of Dacula, Liam Stallings of Dacula, Lana Stallings of Jefferson (GA), Gavin Stallings of Jefferson, Isaac Parker of Ash, Selah Parker of Ash, Dakota Stallings of Wallace, MaKayla Stallings of Wallace, Dorothy “Dottie” Stallings of Teachey, Chris Sheppard and Phil Sheppard of Gibsonville; many beloved nieces and nephews.  

Mr. John lived almost all his life in the same area of Teachey.  In early life he was in the United States Army, served in World War II, and was involved in the Battle of the Bulge, where he received a Bronze Star.  He was employed for almost thirty years by J.P. Stevens where he became a supervisor in the Wallace plant.  While working for J.P. Stevens, he furthered his education as a machinist and millwright.  When the factory closed, he owned and operated Stallings Tire & Battery in Wallace for thirty-eight years.  During all these years, he farmed and served as  Master Mason for sixty years.  As a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Wallace, he served the church in many ways.

A service to celebrate his life is set for 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 11, 2024 in the chapel of Padgett Funeral & Cremation Services in Wallace.  Family will receive friends at a visitation on Wednesday night from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the funeral home.  Entombment will be in the Riverview Memorial Park Mausoleum following the funeral service on January 11, 2024.  The family appreciates and would like to thank all the caregivers for the great tender care they provided while he was at home:  Linda Lanier, Tara Murphy, Sam Keil, Cynthia Carter, Clara Pate, Dottie Carter, Kathy Strickland, and Ann McQueen.  It is the request of the family that, rather than floral arrangements, contributions be considered to the Disabled Veterans in his memory.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
January 10, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Padgett Funeral & Cremation Services Chapel
401 West Main Street
Wallace, NC 28466

Funeral Service
Thursday
January 11, 2024

11:00 AM
Padgett Funeral & Cremation Services Chapel
401 West Main Street
Wallace, NC 28466

Entombment

Riverview Memorial Park Mausoleum
9332 Hwy 117 North
Watha, NC 28478

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