Graveside committal services for William A. Stallsmith, age 87, who died Thursday, January 18th, 2018 will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Rose Dhu Cemetary in Vidette, Ga. with the Reverend Bill Cain officiating. Military honors will be accorded at the grave site. There will be a memorial service held later at 1:30 P.M. at the Louisville Presbyterian Church in Louisville, Ga. A visitation with the family will follow at the church social hall.
Mr. Stallsmith was a native of Detroit, Michigan and had lived in Vidette for the past 28 years. He served in the U.S. Army from September 1949 until December 1986. He retired with the rank of Chief Warrant Officer, W-4. Eighteen years of service were spent as a special agent, military intelligence. He was awarded "bronze stars" for Korean and Vietnam campaigns. He was a life member of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), and a life member of the American Legion. He was a charter member of the U.S. Army Warrant Officers Association (USAWOA). He was a Ruling Elder and Elder Emeritus at Louisville Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife Marjorie M. Stallsmith, Vidette, Ga., a daughter Susan M. Symonds (Richard) of Gloucester, Va., two sons, Robert A. Stallsmith (Teresa) of Harvest, Ala. and Wade A. Stallsmith (Julie) of Charlotte Hall Md. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 8 great grand children.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William A. Stallsmith and Lela Eleanor Thompson. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Robert Stallsmith and one sister, Joan VonTobel.
In lieu of flowers, family ask that donations be made to the Louisville Presbyterian Church, 824 Walnut Street, Louisville, Ga. 30434.
Burke Memorial Funeral Home, Waynesboro, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.