William “Buck/Stub” Stubblefield Jr., age 90 of Miles City, MT passed away on August 11, 2018 at the Holy Rosary Hospital in Miles City.
He was born on June 10, 1928 in Vernon, TX, the son of William Stubblefield Sr. and Permalia Estelle Scott Stubblefield. As a young man, he grew up around Henderson, TX and attended school at New London, TX, a place very dear to his heart as he lost a brother A.W. in a boiler explosion at the school. He supported that school charity all of his life. He attended Kilgore Jr. College at Kilgore, TX and from there he joined the Marines Amphibious United where he served four years. Around 1950, he followed an oil company to the Miles City/Baker Montana area for work. It was here in Miles City he met his wife, the love of his life, Nona Rose Richards. On May 2nd, 1954 they were joined in marriage at Nona’s family ranch, the Irvin Richards Shoesole Ranch on the Box Elder Creek in the Ridgeway, MT community. To this union, two sons were born: Terry Irvin and Randy Alan. They lived on the Cabin Creek Ranch until 1966 when they sold it and moved to Miles City, MT where they made home permanent. William had various jobs until he was hired by Murphy Trucking and this became his life career and wife Nona in later years joined him. They drove truck as a team for 17 years. Shortly after that they retired.
He is preceded in death by wife Nona and Son Terry; his parents William and Permalia; his brothers A.W. and Jacky Wayne; an infant stillborn brother; sisters: Jerrye Mills, Libby Benge and Blanch Scott.
William is survived by one son, Randy Stubblefield of Miles City; a brother Kenneth Stubblefield of Brush, CO; sisters: Mackey Wade of Denton, TX and Dorothy Cain of Henderson, TX and sister-in-law, Vera Tauck of Glendive, MT. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews on his and his wife’s side of the family.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Inurnment with full military honors will follow in the Custer County Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Eagles, 24 N. 8th, Miles City, MT 59301; New London School, New London, TX or to Holy Rosary Extended Care, 2600 Wilson Street, Miles City, MT 59301.