James L. Stidfole II YORKTOWN - James L. Stidfole II, 45, of the 400 block of Holmes Blvd., died Sunday, April 3, 2011, in a plane crash with his sister, Teresa M. Stidfole-Hill, in Chesapeake. Jimmy was a 28-year veteran of the U.S. Army where he joined after high school and currently was a chief warrant officer 4. He flew Kiowa helicopters, was a flight instructor and a test pilot for the Army. Flying was his passion. He was a private pilot, a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in engineering and loved spending time with his family. Born July 1, 1965 in Williamsport, Pa., he was the son of James L. and Sharon J. Confer Stidfole. Surviving are his wife, the former Sharron McKinsey; a son, Gavin James, at home; daughters, Taylor J. and Callie L., both of Temple, Texas; a stepson, Brendyn of Pennsylvania; his mother, Sharon Stidfole of Virginia Beach and brothers, Erich W. and Jeffery A., both of Jacksonville, Fla. Jimmy was predeceased by a son, Dominick Stidfole in 1999. A funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, at Knight-Confer's, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, with Pastor Harry R. "Bud" Yoder officiating. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 13. www.knightconferfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on April 10, 2011