David “Dave” James Stanphill, October 16, 1953~July 25, 2023

Jul 26, 2023

David “Dave” James Stanphill passed away on July 25, 2023, at the age of 69, in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He was born on October 16, 1953, in Springdale, Arkansas to loving parents Paul and Virginia Stanphill. He grew up in Madison County and graduated from Huntsville High School. He proudly served his country in the Vietnam War aboard the USS Waccamaw for the US Navy where he “had the time of his life serving with his shipmates”. Following his service, he completed barber college and owned his own business for 36 years.

Dave was an avid angler and hunter. He took many hunting trips with his buddies to Nebraska and South Dakota, patiently waiting for pheasant and turkey.  His kayak paddle touched many of the creeks in Northwest and North Central Arkansas, fishing for smallmouth bass with his children and friends.

He was preceded in passing by his parents; brother-in-law, Carroll Falls; step-daughter, Kathryn Heather Burrows, and his canine companions, Jackson and Archie.

He is survived by his two sisters, Pauletta Lynn Falls of Kentwood, MI, and Debbie Sue (Roger) Case of Huntsville; sons Bailey Stanphill(Lori) of Grove, OK, and Jay Stanphill of Fayetteville, AR; daughter Chanel (John) Pennington of Fayetteville, AR; six grandchildren, Paige, Tristan, Sophia, Crispin, and Mia Stanphill of Grove, OK and Nora Pennington of Fayetteville, AR; and friend, Vance Arnold of Fayetteville, AR.

A graveside service will be held for family and friends at the Fayetteville National Cemetery on Friday, July 28th, 2023 at 10:30 am.

Pallbearers will be Bailey Stanphill, Jay Stanphill, John Pennington, and Roger Case.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Dave’s name may be made to the ​Regional National Cemetery Improvement Corporation, P.O. BOX 4221, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72702.



6 Condolences

  1. Marcia Holland Morris

    Rest in peace old long time friend. You are part of a fine family and your tradition will live on.

  2. Connie McGill

    I’m sorry for your loss, it’s never easy but time helps, there will always be a place in your heart for all that we lost

  3. Sabra Gilbert Whittenburg

    I’m sorry to hear of David’s passing. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  4. Pearlene Gilbert Lawson

    So sorry for your loss! David was a sweet guy. And will be missed by many.

  5. Pearlene Gilbert Lawson

    So sorry for your loss! David was a sweet guy. And will be missed by many.


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