John Edward "Johnny " Stacks, 76 resident of Ashland and well known painting contractor throughout the area, passed away Wednesday evening, March 25, 2020 at Germantown Methodist Hospital following an extended illness.
Graveside Services honoring the life of Mr. Stacks will be at 12 Noon, Saturday, March 28 in the Ashland City Cemetery with Bro. Randy Hamilton officiating. Arrangements will be provided by The Ripley Funeral Home.
Mr. Stacks was born January 29, 1944 in Tippah County, the son of the late Glen Sexton and Etta M. Orman Stacks. He received his education in the Shady Grove Public School System in Tippah County and the Ashland Public School System. He was a valued employee of Mid-South Specialties in Memphis for 40 years and was a well known local painter for almost 60 years before retiring two years ago.
A Christian, Mr. Stacks will be remembered for his strong work ethic, his love for drag racing and restoring old cars.
Mr. Stacks always had a smile on his face and a story to tell. His easy nature and fun spirit were admired and appreciated by everyone that he knew.
Visitation will be Saturday, March 28 from 11:30 AM to 12 Noon at Ashland City Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Eddie Stacks (Janet) of Ripley and Roy Stacks (Christine) of Ashland, one sister, Josephine Thompson (Bobby) of Ashland, four grandchildren, Haley, Christopher, Zachary and Kelly Stacks and a special friend, Lisa Peeler.
He was also preceded in death by three sons, Ronnie, Donnie and Jerry Stacks, one sister, Betty Jean James and a brother, Gaylon Stacks.
The Ripley Funeral Home is honored to serve the Stacks family and invites you to share memories.
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