Dr. James Parker Stoutenborough, 89, of 305 Camellia Lane, husband of the late Joan Whitten Stoutenborough for 65 years, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at his home.
Born August 30, 1921, in Maroa, IL, he was a son of the late James Parker and Alta Lyman Stoutenborough. He served for 55 years in revival and youth work, and most recently, the musical ministry and the publication department of the Bill Rice Ranch. His ministry stretched the nation, serving with independent evangelists, as well as organizations like Victorious Christian Youth in Flint, MI and the West Branch of the Bill Rice Ranch in Flagstaff, AZ. His ministry was spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ through song. After moving to the area, he became an active member of Faith Baptist Church in Simpsonville.
Surviving are a daughter, Tirrell Barnett and husband Bill of Greenville; three grandchildren, Dave Barnett and wife Nancy of Taylors, Mike Barnett and wife Marianne of Tarboro, NC, Capt. Chris Barnett and wife Meredith of Tampa, FL; five great-grandchildren, Rhett Blake Barnett, Harrison Clay Barnett, Wilson Parker Barnett, Ellison Lee Barnett, and Coan James Barnett. In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Roy Stoutenborough and a sister, Tirrell VanGeldren.
Funeral services will be 6:30 pm Friday at Faith Baptist Church with Reverend Greg Ince officiating. Private burial will be at the Bill Rice Ranch, Murfreesboro, TN on a later date.
Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6 pm until 8 pm at Faith Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church, 906 Hwy 14; Simpsonville, SC 29681.
The family is at the home.
Fletcher Funeral Service
Published in The Greenville News from Oct. 6 to Oct. 13, 2010.