Sam Stanfield, 87, of Union City passed away 9:21 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, at Baptist Health-Paducah.
Graveside services were conducted 2 p.m. Sunday in New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely. Brother Ron Gray officiated.
Pallbearers were James Ryan Scates, Bradley Buffington, Tristan Smothers, Bryce White, Jacob Arnold, Jayce Rogers and Keaten Brown.
There was no visitation held and friends were asked to meet at the cemetery for the service.
Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Sam was born Aug. 19, 1933, in Lake County, son of the late James Maden and Lucille (Adams) Stanfield. He was retired from the former Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and Another Thyme Catering.
He was a veteran of the United States Army where he served from 1955 to 1957. He was a mentor to many young men. Sam loved fishing, Atlanta Braves baseball and all Union City Golden Tornado sports.
He was a member of First Church of God in Union City and left a legacy of great love.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Rochelle Stanfield; his daughter, Patti Osborne; and grandchildren, Charla Archie and Jaime Buffington (Josh); great-grandsons, James Ryan Scates and Bradley Buffington; his daughter, Debra Polk (Dick); and grandson, Jamie Polk (Alice); great-grandson, Sam Polk; great-granddaughter, Addie Polk; granddaughter, Dee Dee Omenson (Eric); great-granddaughters, Em-ma Joy Omenson, Navy Leigh Omenson and Taylor Malebranche (Hans); great-great-grandchildren, Jobi Malebranche and Christian Melbranche; his brother, Billy Stanfield (Tena); sister-in-law, Linda Stanfield; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Aubrey Stanfield.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.emfuneralhome.com.