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Raymond L. Stanfield, 82, of Paris, Ill., passed away at 4:30 a.m. Thursday, March 8, 2018, at Life's Journey Senior Living in Paris. Born Oct. 11, 1935, in Vigo County, Ind., he was the son of the late Paul Clifford and Cecile Pauline (McCleary) Stanfield. He married Donna Lankster Nov. 29, 1988, in Hilton Head, S.C.
Mr. Stanfield was a civil engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation for 36 years, where he was the district engineer of project implementation. He was a member of the Illinois Association of Highway Engineers. He had been a member of the Army Corps of Engineers with Rose Polytechnic Institute. He attended the First Baptist Church in Paris. Ray was an avid tool collector and a well-known wood worker; he also was a member of Midwest Tool Collectors Association. He enjoyed restoring antiques. He was a graduate of Fayette Township High School and Rose Polytechnic Institute, presently Rose Hulman Institute of Technology.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Stanfield of Paris; a son, Mark Stanfield and his wife Becky of Markleville, Ind.; two stepchildren, Jason Gore and his wife Avoree of Paris and Tracee Beach of Hendersonville, Tenn.; a brother, Ron Stanfield of Santee, S.C.; and eight grandchildren, Caleb Stanfield of Fishers, Ind., Elijah Stanfield of Pendleton, Ind., Justin Beach of Rockford, Ill., Jessica Beach of Hendersonville and Colten, Conner, Carter, and Cross Gore, all of Paris.
Visitation for Mr. Stanfield will be from 4 until 7 p.m. CDT Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Stewart and Carroll Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in the funeral home with Pastor Troy Warner officiating. Burial will follow in Vermilion Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund. For further information and online condolences, please visit: www.stewartandcarrollfuneralhome.com
Published on March 8, 2018
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