MACKINAW — Darwin Robert Stubblefield, 63, of Mackinaw died at 9:05 a.m. Friday (July 8, 2011) at his home.
His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at West Olive Faith United Methodist Church, Bloomington, with the Rev. John Tymonko officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington, with military honors by the Bloomington-Normal American Legion honor guard. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West Olive Faith United Methodist Church, the Baby Fold or Mackinaw Rescue Squad.
Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, is in charge of arrangements.
He was born Aug. 27, 1947, in Bloomington, the son of Harleth and Roberta Bier Stubblefield. He married Barbara Cook on April 19, 1969, in Jewett City, Conn.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara; three sons, Michael Stubblefield, Mackinaw; Adam Stubblefield, Stanford; and Ryan Stubblefield, St. Paul, Minn.; one daughter, Bethany (Brad) Bode, Congerville; four grandchildren, Kody and Madelynn Stubblefield and Laney and Jacob Bode; one brother, Paul Stubblefield, Morton; and one sister, Regina (Jim) Hawk, Bonne Terre, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Ella Marie Bode; a brother, David Stubblefield; and a sister, Jan Evans.
Mr. Stubblefield was a police officer in Danvers from 1981 to 1986 and also worked as a machinist/welder for Illinois State University for 20 years prior to retirement.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving from 1966 to 1970, serving three tours of duty in Vietnam.
He was a member of West Olive Faith United Methodist Church, Bloomington; a member of the John H. Kraus Post 454 V.F.W., Bloomington; was a former Cub Scout master of Pack #27 Danvers; was a former volunteer firefighter and EMT for Danvers Fire and Rescue; and a former volunteer firefighter for Dale Township and Bloomington Township fire departments.