Jim E. Stauffer of Y-City, Arkansas, formerly of Texas, passed from this life, Thursday, September 10, 2020, in Little Rock, Arkansas. Jim was born September 25, 1932, in Bader, Illinois to Byron and Dorothy Stauffer. He was 87 years old. Jim attended the Chant Pentecostal Church of God in Y-City, Arkansas.
Jim was a retired United States Air Force veteran. He proudly served his country for more than 20 years. After retirement from the military, Jim was a supervisor and worked at the Dallas Fort Worth Airport. During his many years serving his country and working he had the love of his life, Birdie, right by his side. Together they worked hard, overcame all life obstacles, enjoyed precious moments and showed their family what it was to love and live by example. They celebrated 67 years of sweet memories. Jim retired and relocated to the country. He loved doing anything outdoors, especially camping. In true Jim fashion, he was ready to help as a volunteer fire fighter when needed for Y-City VFD or doing anything to promote and help the local VFW. His service to his family and others never stopped. Jim leaves a wonderful legacy with his family and friends.
Jim leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife Birdie, two sons, Jim Stauffer Jr. and wife Aria and Steve Stauffer and wife Audra all of Texas and one brother, Robert Stauffer of Rushville, Illinois. Papa will forever remain in the hearts of his 8 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Jim will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of extended family, friends and fellow members of the VFW.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Byron and Dorothy and one daughter, Cindy.
Jim's life celebration will be 1:00 p.m., Monday, September 21, 2020, at the Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery in Dallas, Texas with full military honors. Interment will follow. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.
Jim's visitation will be Wednesday, September 16, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home where Jim's family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.