William Elvin Stacks, Sr.
February 15, 1944 - January 3, 2023

William Elvin Stacks, Sr., 78, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away at Ridgecrest Health and Rehab on January 3, 2023. He was born on February 15, 1944 in Pascagoula, Mississippi to Benjamin and Jewelle Stacks. William was a member of the Strawfloor Baptist Church in Jonesboro for many years. He also served in the United States Air Force and fought in the Vietnam War. He enjoyed watching old westerns, traveling, watching Nascar racing, reading, and spending time with his family and grandchildren. Survivors include; loving wife of 58 years: Jo Ann Stacks of the home; one son: William Stacks, Jr. (Donna) of Jonesboro, Arkansas; one daughter: Dana Burger (Brad) of Manila, Arkansas; six granddaughters: Ayla Mashburn (Michael), Danielle Dodd (Hunter), Emily Miller (Grant), Micah Ann Lancaster, Allison and Sarah Hayes; two great grandchildren: Joseph Gannon Parker and Juniper Ann Miller; one brother: Ken Stacks of Jonesboro, Arkansas; two sisters: Patricia Simpson of Jonesboro, Arkansas and Donna Grisham of Bartlett, Tennessee; and a host of other family and friends. William is preceded in death by; his parents: Benjamin and Jewelle Stacks; two brothers: Ben Stacks, Jr. and Jimmy Stacks; and three sisters: Barbara Bryan, Nesta Tucker, and Debra Reeves. A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 6, 2023 at Strawfloor Baptist Church (1102 Strawfloor Drive) in Jonesboro, Arkansas at 5:00 p.m. with Bro. Don Miller officiating under the direction of Faith Funeral Service.

 Print Obituary

Service details



Funeral Service

Graveside Service

 Print Guestbook
  1. Madison Snow , Jonesboro, Ar says

    My papaw even though we aren’t even from the same blood family. ???? Even invited me to the family reunions. He always treated everyone with the utmost kindness. Was such a jokester as well. Prayers for my cousin Emily and Ayla. I love y’all and will always be here for you.

  2. Joan Cash, Jonesboro says

    Joann and family, So sorry about your loss. Bill was a good man and gave a lot for our country.

  3. Donna Wiedower, Little Rock, Arkansas says

    Bill will be missed greatly. We always enjoyed visiting and “catching up” with him at the Stacks reunion. Prayers for your sweet family from our family to yours.?? Ben & Donna

  4. Bob and Margaret Acre, Sherwood Ar says

    Our thoughts and prayers for the family...I loved Uncle Ben, Bill's dad and his mom Aunt Jewel. Always enjoyed visiting with Bill at the Stacks Family Reunion...he reminded me of Uncle Ben - his sweet and gentle spirit! Love to Family! Bob and Margaret Acre

  5. Stacy Fulco , Paragould, AR says

    Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and love at this time of sorrow. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time.

  6. Kaye webster, Jonesboro says

    My condolences to Joann, her family and the surviving Stacks Family.

  7. Vel Kirk Roberts, Keiser says

    So sorry to hear Bill passed. Praying for his precious family.

  8. Candy, Havana, IL says

    Uncle Bill. I will love and miss you. I haven’t seen you in forever but our chats on Facebook mean a lot. I know.. not the same. Aunt Joanne, Bill JR and Dana. I’m here if you need me. I’ll be there in a heartbeat. Love all of you.

  9. Charles Adams, Siloam Springs, AR says

    Jo Ann ... as God shows you and your family his constant Mercy, Grace, and Love...Lynn and I will be in prayer for you and your family. Charles and Linda

Sign Guest Book