Albert Ernest Stacks Dec. 27, 1923-Jan. 9, 2018
Albert (Al) ”Pop” Earnest Stacks, 94, of Cottage Grove, Oregon passed away Jan. 9, 2018.
He was born Dec. 27, 1923, in Fort Worth, Texas to Albert Monroe and Muriel Earnestine (Abbott) Stacks.
Al received his GED from Cottage Grove High School and served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during WWII at the Battle of the Bulge, receiving two Purple Hearts.
He owned service stations in both Elkton and Cottage Grove, Cottage Grove Heating Service, Cottage Grove Radiator Service and Cottage Grove Maintenance.
Al enjoyed working with leather and wood, traveling in the RV and was a prankster, always pulling jokes on people. He was a volunteer fireman for Cottage Grove Fire Department; a member of the American Legion for 67 years, twice serving as Commander; a member of the Elks, I00F and VFW; was a 4-H leader at Mt. View 4-H Club; and coordinator for Bohemia Mining Days during the 1960s.
Al married Arlene Ruby Edwards on June 7, 1946 in Cottage Grove, Oregon. They were married for 57 years.
He is survived by daughter Linda Ann (Phil) Raade-Vaught and daughter Marlene Joy (Doug) Nowak, both of Cottage Grove; five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Al was preceded in death by spouse Arlene Stacks, companion of 10 years Hazel Vaught and sister Nell Blair.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 at Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel, with burial at Sears Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Scholarship Fund.
Arrangements by Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel, 123 S. 7th St., Cottage Grove, OR 97424.