Lonnie “Jack” Stalcup, 96 of Elk City, Oklahoma was born on November 24, 1919 in Hammon, Oklahoma. He is the son of Lonnie and Elliweese (Holder) Stalcup. Jack went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at the Oklahoma Veterans Center in Clinton, Oklahoma.
Jack served his country proudly in the United States Army from July 6, 1944 to January 9, 1946. Fighting in World War II and alsio in the Battle of the Bulge, where he received the World War II Victor Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and three Bronze Service Stars.
After the war Jack purchased a blacksmith shop in Hammon, Oklahoma. In 1954, Jack accepted a position as a machinist/welder for the El Paso Natural Gas Company in Gallup, New Mexico.
Jack married his best friend and sweetheart Wanda Luthelma Allen on November 8, 1939 in Custer County. Wanda preceded him in death on April 15, 1999.
Jack and Wanda returned to Hammon, Oklahoma in 1980. After Wanda’s death, Jack moved back to Gallup, New Mexico. Jack moved back to Elk City, Oklahoma to live at Elkwood Assisted Living Center, where he was known as “Puzzle Man.”
He enjoyed golfing, woodworking, quail hunting, welding and flying airplanes. Jack also enjoyed spending time with his friends and family.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at First Baptist Church in Hammon, Oklahoma. Interment will be at Red Hill Cemetery in Hammon, Oklahoma. Rev. Danny Ringer will officiate. Services have been entrusted to the care of Martin-Dugger Funeral Home in Elk City, Oklahoma.
Jack is survived by his son, Eddie Stalcup and his wife, Sharon of Gallup, New Mexico; grandchildren, Alan Stalcup of Gallup, New Mexico, Terry Stalcup of Delta, Colorado, and Randy Stalcup of Phoenix, Arizona; great-grandchildren, Matthew Stalcup and his wife, Jennifer of Fort Collins, Colorado, Loni Stalcup of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Sarah Stalcup of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Lydia Stalcup of Delta, Colorado, Kaci Stalcup and Kodi Stalcup, both of Phoenix, Arizona, great-great-grandchildren Matthew Stalcup and Emily Stalcup, both of Fort Collins, Colorado and special friend Juanita Ommen.
Jack is preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Stalcup, his parents, Lonnie and Elliweese, four brothers, Ira Stalcup, Pete Stalcup, Wayne Stalcup and Harvey Stalcup and one sister Eloise Davis.
Memorials can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in care of Martin-Dugger Funeral Home.
Online condolences can be sent to the family by using the online guest book at www.martin-duggerfuneralhome.com
Elk City News, January 19, 2016