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Thomas Walter Stubblefield

SoVaNow.com / February 28, 2013
Thomas Walter Stubblefield, 95, of South Boston died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at MeadowView Terrace, Clarksville. He was born in Butler, Mo., on Feb. 15, 1918, son of the late William Thomas Stubblefield and Reva Thomas Stubblefield. He was first married to the late Virginia Cotter Stubblefield and then to Dora West Whitlow Stubblefield.

Mr. Stubblefield was of the Presbyterian faith. During World War II, Tom served in the Pacific aboard the Destroyer USS Dewey and at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., where he taught marine engineering. After the war, he was employed by Standard Oil of Indiana and later as an engineer with Westinghouse until his retirement.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Dr. Sara Patricia Stubblefield of Westerville, Ohio, two step-daughters, Nancy W. Wright and husband Clarence of Midlothian and Rebecca Lynn Whitlow of Coatesville, Pa., two step-sons, Tee W. Whitlow and wife Susan of Chesterfield and David B. Whitlow and wife Lisa of Alton and five step-grandchildren, one nephew and two nieces. He was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Paul Stubblefield.

A memorial service for Mr. Stubblefield will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be directed to http://www.powellfunerals.com

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston.

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