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10/5/2020 6:24:00 PM
John Stanley Stacks
December 3, 1932 - October 5, 2020

HICKORY, N.C. - John Stanley Stacks, 87, of Hickory passed away on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his family.

He was born December 3, 1932 in Hunterdon County, N.J. to the late Stanley and Eva Dopczyle Stacks. John was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Hickory and was employed as an electrician with Hunterdon Transformer Company in Flemington, N.J. for 23 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and trying his luck at casinos in Atlantic City and Cherokee. John was a three-time recipient of the Sheriff Ervin E. Wright Rifle & Pistol Championship of Hunterdon County, N.J. for rifle marksmanship expertise.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Teresa E. Stacks; and sons, Rudy J. Miller and Paul J. Miller.

Those left to cherish his memory are daughter-in-law Marie A. Miller of Newton; grandchildren Keith A. Miller and wife Michelle, Carla M. Miller, Kurt J. Miller, and Craig Miller; great-grandchildren Makana, Colson, Peyton, and Kenzi; several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to acknowledge and thank Hospice & Home Care of Alexander County and Betty Houser, CNA of Grace Team Caregivers, for the wonderful home care they provided.

A Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate John’s life will be held on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at 11 a.m. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Hickory. Father Ed Sheridan will officiate. Burial will follow at Catawba Memorial Park in Hickory. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church. Those serving as pallbearers are Kurt Miller, Keith Miller, Craig Miller, Peyton Laws, Jason Bean, and Adam Carpenter.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alexander County Hospice, 50 Lucy Echerd Lane, Taylorsville, NC 28681; Grace Team of Newton Caregivers, 21 E A St, Newton, NC 28658; or to the charity of one’s choice.

Condolences may be sent to the Stacks family at

Bennett Funeral Service of Newton, N.C. is serving the Stacks family.

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