Alan Eugene Stallings
Alan Eugene Stallings, 84, of Morrilton died on Wednesday, May 5 after a long illness. Born February 2,1920 to James Robert and Adeline Prudence Hill Stallings, he was the descendant of a pioneer Conway County family who came to the area in 1850. He attended public schools in Morrilton and graduated from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville with a B.S. degree in agricultural science. He was in the agribusiness in Conway County and was the co-owner of Stallings' Brothers Feed Mills.
Alan was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church of Morrilton, where he was a Deacon, a youth group leader, and active in Boy Scouts of America. He served as president of the Board of Trustees of Arkansas Polytechnic College in Russellville. He received the Bronze Star Medal "for meritorious service in connection with operations against the enemy while serving with a Marine pioneer shore party in the battles of BOUGAINVILLE, GUAM, and IWO JIMA. As a Captain in the Third Marine Division at IWO JIMA, he directed the pioneer shore party operations in the construction of a lateral beach road over terrain covered with battle debris, shell holes and mines, thereby establishing the first usable truck passage between Yellow and Blue beaches."
Alan was the mainstay of his family, a loving and caring husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jean Walt Stallings, two sons, Dr. Alan Stallings, Jr. and his wife Carrie Ann Kirkpatrick Stallings of Jackson, Mississippi, and Dr. Walt Stallings and his wife Claudia Hammans Stallings of Little Rock, and his grandchildren: Hammans and his wife Christine Clay Stallings, Taylor, Frances, Ann Walt, and Alan 111, all of whom will miss his presence deeply.
The family wishes to express their special thanks to the nursing and medical staff of I-C, Tobin Center, Veterans Administration, North Little Rock, for the long term care they lovingly provided.
A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Morrilton at 10:30a.m. on Saturday, May 8 and, in lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to that Church, 105 West Church Street, Morrilton, AR 72110.