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Hobert Thurman Stansell

May 22, 1940 — June 21, 2023

 
 

Hobert “Thurman” Stansell, age 83, of Birmingham, Al. went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 after a long illness with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Born May 22, 1940 to Reverend Hobert and Clemmie Stansell, Thurman was raised in Sand Rock and Hokes Bluff, Al., and graduated in 1959 from Hokes Bluff High School. He married his sweetheart Linda Frachiseur on June 27, 1959, and they soon moved to Birmingham, where he worked for more than 30 years in the steel container industry. The last decade or so of his career, he worked for AkzoNobel Paint Products in the lab.

Thurman was committed to his Christian faith and to service through church ministry, first at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and then at Springdale Baptist Church, both in Tarrant.  He loved his family, especially his wife Linda. Together they loved Crimson Tide Football, Braves Baseball and playing as much golf as they could.  He also was never happier than when he could be outside doing yard work.

His sometimes gruff exterior belied a soft-hearted man who loved children and was always willing to help someone in need. You always knew where you stood with him, and he loved deeply. That love was most often shown through acts of service. Thurman was a picker and loved to tease. You knew that he cared for you if he picked at you. At times it was hard to tell if he was being serious until his laugh would give it away.

Thurman was preceded in death by his parents, Hobert and Clemmie Stansell and his older sister Beth, whom he called “Boots.” He is survived by his wife of almost 64 years, Linda; his two sons, Garland (Anne) and Wayne (Michelle); five grandchildren, Emily Moore (Trent), Oliver Stansell (Megan), Dillon Stansell (Haley), Dalton Stansell and Danica Stansell; and two great grandchildren, Grayson Stansell and Raelynn Stansell. He is also survived by six siblings; Brenda, Haskell, Alvin, Beverly, Terry and Neal, as well as in-laws and a host of nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to the staff on two east at Elite Nursing and Rehabilitation (Mt Royal Towers) who provided care for him these past 10 months.

The family will receive visitors on Saturday, July 1, 2023 at 1:00 pm with a memorial service to follow at 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers or other gifts, the family requests that donations be made in his memory to:

 

UAB Alzheimer’s Disease Research Fund

UAB Gift Records, AB1230

1720 2nd Avenue South

Birmingham, AL, 35294

 

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