Rev. Victor James Stansbury, 66, Lebanon, son of the late James William Stansbury and Edith Mae Atkins Stansbury was born in Nelson County, Sept. 2, 1945. He died at 5:47 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, unexpectedly in Louisville.
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He professed faith in Christ at an early age and preached his first sermon at the age of 16. Bro. Vic was pastor of Galilee Baptist Church in Madison County, Lockport Baptist Church and Sligo Baptist Church in Henry County, and Elk Creek Baptist Church in Spencer County. He has been pastor of Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church since November 1980. He was Adjunct Professor in Biblical Studies at Campbellsville University for 12 years. He was a graduate of Berea College in January 1968 and Southern Theological Seminary in June 1972.
He was a member of the church relation council at Campbellsville University, executive board of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, Marion County Ministerial Association, Central Baptist Association, and volunteer chaplain at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
He united in marriage to Joan Call June 24, 1966.
Besides his wife, Joan Call Stansbury, he is survived by one daughter and two sons and their spouses: Vickie and Andy Thompson and Jon and Becky Stansbury of Nashville and Chris and Heather Stansbury of Nicholasville; five granddaughters: Kelsey Jeanne Thompson, Abigail Elise Thompson, Haylee Ray Stansbury, Hillary Raegan Stansbury, and Aubree Reese Stansbury; one brother and one sister: Lee Thomas Stansbury and Frances (Ernie) Fulkerson of Cox's Creek; two sisters-in-law: Bernadette Ballard Stansbury of Morehead and Wanda Stansbury of Mt. Washington; his father-in-law and mother-in-law: John and Iva Lee Call of Bardstown; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers: Robert Stansbury, Charles Franklin Stansbury, and William Ray Stansbury.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7 at Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church, Lebanon, with burial in New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery in Cox's Creek. Rev. Jay Hatfeld and Rev. Steve Skaggs officiated.
Pallbearers were Rev. Johnny Bailey, Rev. Jamie Chesser, Rev. Justin Compton, Rev. Dan Durham, Rev. Everett Hord, Rev. Cameron Jungles, Rev. John McDaniel, and Rev. Bill Proctor.
The family requests expressions of sympathy be donations to Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church elevator project and may be made at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, Campbellsville.
Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Lebanon Enterprise on Aug. 8, 2012