Heaven opened the gates to receive George (Bill) Franklin Stallings Jr. on September 17, 2020 at the age of 51. Bill was born on January 28, 1969 to the late George (Big Bill) Franklin Stallings Sr and Nancy Jackson Tew Stallings Justice.
Bill is survived by his daughters, Roxie Cay Stallings and Gabrielle Faith Stallings, ex-wife Evelyn Camille Stallings, mother Nancy Justice, step-father Frankie Justice, aunt Catherine (Teeny) Hathaway and aunt Retha Sermons, uncles Mitchell Strickland and Jimmy Garwood, sisters Connie Smith and Debra Carlyle, nieces Stephanie Wade, Kristen Woodruff, Chelsey Smith, Heather Carlyle, nephew Blake Carlyle, 1 great-niece, 2 great-nephews, several cousins and extended family members and many friends. He is preceded in death by his father George (Big Bill) Franklin Stallings Sr.
A memorial service will be held at Howard-Carter Funeral Home Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 2:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Dover United Methodist Church and NC Wildlife Resources.
Little Bill or Wild Bill…He was known by many names; all of which he wore proudly. He was called son, brother, uncle, friend, husband, father. Many have called him coach and will carry on his teachings. He was at his best on a ball field strategizing and sending pitch calls. He could dance the night away with his fancy footwork and hold you tight for that last dip. He felt at home in the outdoors tracking his dogs and hunting for the elusive 12 pointer he’d swear he saw from 300 yards away driving 60mph. He was a master on the grill and proud to raise the lid to show off his creations. He could cook a chicken for four hours and it would still be five-star worthy.
He loved hard and with all his heart. He a had kind compassion for those in need and his words could soothe the broken. His stature paled in comparison to his generosity. His giant hands were full of strength; yet when placed upon your shoulder, you could feel his tenderness. His warm hugs gave you comfort and protection. If you weren’t sure about something, he would just tell you to get in his back pocket and he’d lead the way.
He was a man of many talents. From hunting and fishing to carpentry and leadership. If he didn’t know how to do something, he’d find a way to get it done. His adventurous spirit would often lead to some questionable activities but there’d always be laughter and one heck of a story to tell.
His smile could light up room and his laughter was contagious. His presence was unmistakable. He was fearless when faced with strife and relentless in his pursuit of provision.
He had an entrepreneurial and competitive spirit. He’d never just let you win. He’d raise the bar ever higher, even when it was met. He was always wanting to get the best out of you by giving the best of him.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. His work on earth is done and God has called him home. Until we meet again, Bill. We will continue to love the man we knew and will carry you in our hearts forever.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
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