Retired ARP Minister, Rev. Wayne Stanchfield, Sr., age 81 of the Smithtown community passed away Wednesday, January, 8, 2020 at his home.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 13, 2020 at 1:00 pm at the Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home with Bro. Hilton Duncan and Bro. Larry Brown officiating. Burial was in the Angel Cemetery.
He was born October 22, 1938 in Milo, Maine to Everett Stanchfield and Marion Noyes Stanchfield. Wayne served in the United States Air Force for thirteen years and attained the rank of Captain. He had a thirst for knowledge and was well educated, having attended the Missionary Baptist Seminary in Jacksonville, Texas where received a Master in Theology. Wayne also earned a Doctorate in Ministry from Concordia Lutheran University in St. Louis and taught himself Greek and Hebrew. He was ordained July 13, 1975 and was serving as pastor of Midlane Park Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church when he retired. He had served on the Board of Directors of the ARP Foundation for three years and on the Executive Board of Synod for two years and as Moderator of the Mississippi Valley Presbytery. Since his retirement and moving back to the area, Wayne and Brenda attended Stearns First Baptist Church. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing chess, travelling, and people in general.
Preceding him in death were his parents and a sister, Nancy Reynolds.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Stanchfield, whom he married January 6, 1962, sons, Jeff Stanchfield and his wife, Mechelle, Louisvile, Kentucky and Wayne E. Stanchfield, Jr. of Neuchatel, Switzerland, grandchildren, Anthony Richie, Joshua, Haley, Hannah, and Samuel Everett, several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.
Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home was honored to serve the family of Rev. Wayne Stanchfield.