Gary Stubblefield Obituary, Death Cause – Gary Douglas Stubblefield, a citizen of Carl Junction who was 61 years old and had a brief struggle with an unforeseen disease, passed suddenly in Mercy Hospital on March 11, 2023. He had been hospitalized earlier that week. On November 5, 1961, Paul E. Stubblefield and Virginia Cramer became parents for the first time when they brought their son Gary into the world at Jane Chinn Hospital in Webb City, Missouri.
He graduated from Joplin Senior High School in 1980 and has spent the bulk of his life living and working in the Carl Junction neighborhood. He obtained his diploma from Joplin Senior High School. It was clear that Gary had a strong commitment to assisting other people, as he was active in a large number of community clubs and organizations, including serving as the past president of the Carl Junction Chamber of Commerce, the Carl Junction Senior Citizens, the Lions Club of Carl Junction,
the NALA of Joplin, the LaFayette House, Spiva Arts, the Joplin Metro Credit Union, and a great number of other groups. Gary’s dedication to assisting others was made clear by the fact that he was Gary was a salesman of exceptional ability. He could sell you a heater even on the hottest day of the summer like it was nothing. That was how good he was. As a result of his innate capacity to connect with other people and his skill at striking business deals, he proved to be an effective Realtor for Keller Williams in Joplin.
When you encountered Gary at the New Hope Church in Carl Junction, he was sure to greet you with a kind smile and a warm embrace whenever you ran into him there. Gary was a member of the church. Gary is survived by his mother, Virginia Stepp, who lives in Joplin; a very close nephew named Jeremy Kelley; a great niece and nephew named Diana Kelley and Kevin Kelley; all of whom live in Joplin; and a large number of extended family members and treasured friends.