Martin Luther Stanfield III
1973 - 2021
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Martin Luther Stanfield III
Martin Luther Stanfield III, better known as Marty Stanfield, 47 years of Giddings, Texas passed away on April 2, 2021, in Austin, Texas.
Marty was born in Austin, Texas to Martin Luther Stanfield Jr. and Priscilla Gay Blackmon Stanfield on April 11, 1973. The family moved to Cedar Creek in 1982 where Marty attended and graduated from Bastrop High School. He married Angela "Angie" Dement on April 20, 2000. Marty and his family moved to Giddings, Texas in May of 2008 where he resided until his passing.
Marty started working for Mrs. Bairds Bakery in August of 1991 and continued working for Bimbo Bakeries as a Sr. Field Support Analyst until the day he died. He was 4 months shy of working 30 years for the same company. Sharing words from Dennis Simpson, his friend and coworker, really says it all.
"Marty's mother passed away when he was in his early teens. His dad sold the family nursery and took a job driving transportation for MRS BAIRDS to raise Marty and his younger sister with a more stable income. During this time Marty would do his best caring for his sister to help share the parenting duties while his dad was on the road. Marty started with BBU 30 years ago in the Austin plant on the oven infeed for the holiday bun season part time after school his senior year. He said he lost 60 lbs. of sweat the first month. He was the only large guy in the plant and there was a running bet that he would not make it. One of the people he started with passed out before lunch, and his career outlasted everyone else working at the plant that day. He learned conversational Spanish as he was promoted around the bakery doing what was required to help the team. It was my pleasure to see the look of surprise in others when his six foot plus cowboy frame would unexpectedly start speaking Spanish. He was reluctant to share this bi-lingual skill because he thought his Spanish was pequeño. By the time he was 21 they asked him to get licensed to run trucks in the yard which lead to him picking up transportation routes when extra hauls or other fill in work was needed. He moved to sales where his can-do attitude and friendly demeanor enabled him to easily run the vacation routes all over central Texas. Rarely would we drive through a crossroads, and he would not be able to tell you where he had served a restaurant or grocery store within the next 10 miles. During his time in sales he made many lasting friends, and even has a burrito named after him at one of his favorite stops. The most important relationship he made at one of the stops in Giddings was with his wife Angie. They have two beautiful daughters Priscilla and Peyton. Priscilla is in college and Peyton is still in High School. He became great friends with Noe Ortiz (ZSL Weslaco Tx.) who helped Marty hone his famous barbeque skills. As any great Texas pit master would, they toured as many cookoffs and competitions as they could schedule. Recently Marty was able to complete one of his goals by placing in the top tier of one of his favorite events. Marty loved life and the people around him. I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to travel thousands of miles in south Texas and Louisiana with him as we would work on projects ranging from restructures, new depots and camera installations sometimes completing 3 depots a week. (That is still his trade secret.) During those long drives we naturally shared stories and would trade driving while the other slept. Our conversations would naturally center on our life experiences, families, the next project, and work in general. He had a love for everyone on the Field Support team. Many times he would share how he had two families. The one that was at home raising him while he was trying to raise them, and his work family. His best gift was the ability to genuinely let those around him know he cared and would have your back. He told me on several occasions that he would not know where else he could be happier in a job. He was offered a couple financially lucrative opportunities and he simply would not take them because he felt it would be abandoning this family. His brand of loyalty, work ethic, grit, and friendship to all is something we all are blessed to have witnessed."
Marty was an outgoing person who loved to meet new people, whether he was working or playing he never met a stranger. When Marty was younger he would go to dances and concerts. Marty participated in Operation Turkey for many years. He loved to help out St. Paul Serbin School for different events even after his girls graduated from there. Marty loved going hunting and fishing with his friends and family. Crystal Beach was a special place since he was a young man till the recent years where he would share those same experiences with his daughters. Marty also loved to barbeque and participate in barbeque cook-offs with his friends and his daughters. Many will remember Marty for his famous Banana Pudding. Even with all of this Marty's primary love was being a father, husband, brother, and uncle. He loved his wife and daughters more than anything and they were his world. He is so proud of his daughters and the young women they have grown to be. As many know, Marty was a loving man who would help anyone and give the shirt off his back. He was a jokester, who had the most infectious smile, laugh, and attitude that will be remembered by anyone that he came in contact with.
Marty is preceded in death by his mother and father Priscilla and Martin Stanfield.
Marty is survived by his wife Angie. His two daughters Priscilla and Peyton. His sister Minda Caudle and her husband Robert, sister-in-law Alicia Baker, Nieces and Nephews, Zachary Tolliver, Preslie Tolliver, Ashlynn Caudle, Mason Ingram, and Steven Ingram. He is also survived by his extended family: aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Visitation will be Thursday, April 8, 2021, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. Family will be present from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 9, 2021, at Providence Funeral Home.
Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Elgin, Texas.
The family of Marty Stanfield wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin in making Marty's final days as comfortable as possible.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Paul Lutheran School, 1578 CR 211 Giddings, TX 78942.

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Published in Austin American-Statesman from Apr. 5 to Apr. 17, 2021.
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April 13, 2021
I have not crossed paths with Marty since high school, but the kind words here match my memories of him. He was a gentle giant who was kind, funny, and quick to smile. What a beautiful legacy he's left behind. Prayers for comfort and strength for his family and friends.
Roxann Hoffman
Classmate
April 13, 2021
I never had the pleasure of meeting Marty, but as a member of his extended BBU family I would like to offer my sincerest condolences to his family and friends. May Marty rest in peace in the presence of angels. Laura Lewis - BBU
Laura Lewis
Coworker
April 13, 2021
Thinking of the Stanfield family during this difficult time. Although I did not know Marty, I can see that he was a kind and hard-working person who made the world a better place. We could use more like him. May his spirit guide you and may his memory be a lasting inspiration for us all.
Denise Tortorelli
Coworker
April 11, 2021
Douglas Carpenter
Coworker
April 9, 2021
Sending my deepest condolences to Marty's family....especially Angie, Priscilla and Peyton and to all his work family here at BBU that he touched during his 30 year career.
Victoria Thomson
Coworker
April 9, 2021
Marty was such a wonderful man and the biggest ray of light, wherever he went. He was more than just a co-worker, he was more like a close friend to me. He always "had my back" as he would say. We would often check up on each other, and I am going to miss that. Was a wonderful cook and would often make sure he prepared his famous BBQ, smoked chicken for me :)... whenever we had a project together, and make sure everyone was fed and happy, which made the hard work, so much easier. The way he loved his family, and took care of everyone, spoke a lot about his character, and was inspirational to me. Marty, you will be greatly missed but will always be remembered. Prayers and blessings to his family, for strength and well being.
Shannon Stewart
Coworker
April 8, 2021
Marty was a great person and always made time for everyone that he knew, a very rare type of personality that made his life very precious for him and his family and friends, my brother thought of him and his wife as his brother and sister I knew Marty for a while and he had a great humor side too, to his wife and children I am so sorry for your loss , in my prayers that he makes a great transition into heaven with our lord Jesus Christ god bless
Michael Chaney
Friend
April 8, 2021
Marty will be deeply missed. He welcomed me to the team 8 years ago. Marty was always a text or email away always willing to help and do what he could to support my team. I learned so much on the IT side because of his willingness to always teach and share his knowledge. I will miss working in Pcdata projects and our so many restructures. ❤
Aurora Gonzalez
Coworker
April 7, 2021
I really enjoyed working with Marty over the 10 years I was with BBU. He was always positive and very helpful. I just want to send all of his family and friends my condolences and I hope that you have peace, comfort and any blessings you stand in need of at this time.
Eugene Zollinger
Coworker
April 7, 2021
Marty was someone that our Team could always count on.
A great resource for BBU but, most importantly, a wonderful person.
Prayers for Marty and his Family.
Jim Meisel
Coworker
April 7, 2021
Prayers to Angie and the girls and Marty’s family durning this difficult time. Marty was one of a kind!!! He would always harass me at the Charcoal Challenge. He made the best banana pudding and his ribs and brisket were excellent. God needed a great barbecue cooker. Prayers to all.

Johnathan, Amy, Emma and Ava Noack
Johnathan Noack
Friend
April 7, 2021
Any time I called Marty for a Tech question he always made time to help me through it and even though he would sometimes be very busy working on a project he always made me feel like my issue was the most important thing to him at the time. I tried to always end our conversation with some humor because I really enjoyed hearing him laugh. He was a blessing to me and I am a better person just by knowing him.
Glen Childers
Friend
April 6, 2021
Thank you for always cooking the best turkeys at Serbin. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.--Dwayne, Diana, and Emily Schulze
Diana Schulze
Friend
April 6, 2021
Marty was one of the most kind hearted men I have ever met. My dad and Marty had a very special bond. I enjoyed watching them go hunting together and any time we were in Austin they tried to meet up.

He always had a BBQ or offered to grill up food and was always giving for others. My favorite thing was his genuine smile and kind soul. I always remember seeing him at work with my dad when I was younger and I enjoyed getting hugs from him too. His love for his family was unconditional and he loved all his girls with all his heart.

I’m praying for his family to have strength during this time. I find comfort knowing we will all meet again one day and he is now resting with our lord and savior. God bless him and his family for being amazing friends to my family. We love you all and we are here if you need anything at all.
Jacquelyn Fuller (Rivera)
Friend
April 6, 2021
Angie, Marty was like my brother. We were hired on the Field Support Team in the same week. We worked thru many problems together. I could aways count on Marty to pick up the phone if I needed anything. I will miss him dearly! I’m sorry that I won’t be able to make it down there, but rest assured that you and kids will always be with me. If you guys need anything, please reach out and I will do my best to accommodate. “Marty, you will always be my brother and I will miss you deeply” . To Angie, Priscilla and Peyton. “ all three of you have been part of my extended family, even though you probably didn’t know it”.
Steve Hendon
April 6, 2021
Wishing the Stanfield family strength and healing during this difficult time.
Tonya Britton
Coworker
April 6, 2021
The first time I met Marty was in Glendale Heights Illinois working on a new building for work. As the teams were decided he and I were paired up to work on wiring the conference room table. My first though was "How the heck is he gonna fit under there". We got it done quicker than planned and moved to help with the next part. Marty and I would get to know each other very well during our trips all over south Texas and Louisiana. He always put two things first. His family was number one. The second priority was anyone else he could help. He loved being the best pit master any of us knew and for years would roll out Big Bertha to help cook 250+ Thanksgiving turkeys for those in need in the Austin area. If you were lucky enough to know him you liked him, and a more loyal friend you would never find. I will miss his laughter and friendship here, but forever cherish his example of truly caring for everyone around him.
Dennis Simpson
Coworker
April 6, 2021
Thoughts and prayers, you will be missed buddy !!!
Manuel Landin
Coworker
April 6, 2021
Marty, I will truly miss you. You were an amazing co-worker who was always willing to help. Prayers for peach and comfort. Hugs
Becky Stechmesser
Coworker
April 6, 2021
Marty has seemed like family ever since he was born. His dad and I were friends all of our lives. Marty was the sweetest child/man I have ever known. He was always there wherever/whenever he was needed. Even after his mother's death and he was a child, he was the one that tried to keep everything going, even curling Mindy's hair for church.

Our sympathy and prayers to all of the family. Praying for
God's arms to surround you with comfort, love and strength.

We love you all. Howard, Ruth and Andrea Hansen
Howard Hansen
Friend
April 6, 2021
Marty, we will forever be grateful for the years of friendship we had with you. Your heart of Gold shined in everything you do did for everybody you knew especially for JR. You were the kindest, gentlest giving person we know. JR will forever miss you and those crazy guy hunting trips in Leakey Texas. After all I believe you taught him how to skin a deer. Your laughter, jokes, and just your overall gentle soul will forever be in our hearts. I personally will miss those big bear hugs you’d give me that a brother gives a sister. You were our family too and Angie and the girls are our family too. We know we will one day see you and we rejoice in your salvation knowing you’re with our Heavenly Father. Until we see you again...Just know we love you always and are holding on to all the wonderful memories. I know JR will miss his brother because that’s what you were to him. We love you Marty.

Your friends always, ❤
JR, Patsy, and Elizabeth Rivera
Jacquelyn, Clint and Luke Fuller
Patsy Rivera
Family
April 6, 2021
Marty was the type of person that once you crossed his paths, you would never forget him. His smile and humor instantly captured your attention. I have so many fond memories or working side by side with Marty. I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to work, laugh and share stories with him throughout the last 10 years. The first time I ever had "real" BBQ was with Marty. The brisket, the ribs and the slaw.. mind blowing. He took such joy in making sure everyone had a full plate and left satisfied. I cant forget to talk about the banana pudding.. WOW. To this day I still cant tell my wife that his is better than hers ;) - He always made sure to have an extra box of wafers for me!!

Marty, you will be missed, but your legacy and our memories will live on. We are here for your family and if they ever need anything, we got them.

PS.. sorry for dropping that step bit on your head from the top of the lift in San Antonio.. Show heaven what real BBQ is all about.
Kris Gaspar
Coworker
April 6, 2021
Marty was a great friend and co-worker that i will truly miss. Rest well my friend.
Calvin Cain
Coworker
April 5, 2021
Marty was a Big Teddy Bear!!!! There to help anyone who needed it. He Loved Y'all so Much. I will miss him!!!! I Loved his Humor and his always smiling face. God must have needed a Great Pitmaster.. Hugs to all of you. Prayers for Peace
Diana Roeber
Friend
April 5, 2021
Marty was one of the best people I have had the pleasure of knowing. He was a very hard working, funny, just all around great guy. I can not remember a conversation I had with him that I did not laugh or he didn't mention his family. He was so proud of every accomplishment his girls achieved from winning a baking contest at a BBQ competition, to getting good grades in school. Angie, Pricilla and Peyton, you made his world go around.

Sorry about closing your hand in the door. I will miss you buddy!!
Mike Manley
Coworker
April 5, 2021
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Kenny & Andrea Ray
Coworker
April 5, 2021
I will always remember Marty coming into the bank to see you! You were the love of his life! You could just see it in his eyes, the way he always looked at you!
I am so very, very sorry Angie! May God help you through all this and give you a peace that passes all understanding! Love you dear friend!
Jan Sing
Friend
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