Audell M. Stachey

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Audell M. Stachey, 79, of Little Rock, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on June 15, 2010. He was born on March 1, 1931, in Story, Arkansas to the late Monroe Stachey and Hester Baker Stachey. He was a practicing pharmacist in the central Arkansas area for the past 53 years and played the organ and piano for the past 63 years. He was the organist at Unity Missionary Baptist Church for 52 years. He was a United States Army Veteran and a graduate from Henderson State University and the University Of Arkansas School Of Pharmacy. Audell was the owner of Wakefield Pharmacy in Little Rock and was still practicing pharmacy at the time of his death. Preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Billie Jean Stachey, and a brother, Bill Stachey. He is survived by his son, Timothy Audell Stachey and his wife, Mary, of Greenbrier, daughter, Sheilah Stachey Glenn of Little Rock, grandchildren, Nathan Timothy Stachey of Knoxville, Tennessee, Zachary Jo Stachey of Farmington, Arkansas, Stephanie Rae Glenn of Little Rock, and two sisters, Avadell Rico of Hot Springs and Alice Collins of Fort Smith. Visitation for Audell will be Friday night from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth, 5800 W. 12th. Street, Little Rock (501) 661-9111. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, 10 a.m., at Unity Missionary Baptist Church, 1223 S. Garfield, Little Rock with Bro. Mark Harris and Bro. Jared Gould, officiating with a eulogy by his son, Tim Stachey. Interment with Military Honors will follow at 2 p.m. at New Bismarck Cemetery near Bismarck, Arkansas. Pallbearers will be Nathan Stachey, Zachary Stachey, John Roland, Bill Walker, Brian Powell, Jason Stachey, Churck Collins, and Keith Everett. The Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Christian Business Men's Committee, Kenneth Sanders, Paul Shuffield, Eddie Sutton, Bob Knight, Mitch Kawahara, Victor Guzman, Richardo Carrion, Bob Powell, Jody Carreiro, and Pat Hasley-Bennett. Audell touched many people with his love, tenderness, Christian soul and service to others over the years of his life. From his boyhood in Montgomery county to his days in the military, Audell strived to mold the kind spirit of a loving man. He started playing the piano at the age of 16 and played constantly until the time of his death. He always took the opportunity to help others and never turned the other cheek. He loved his pharmacy customers with unconditional love and passion. The day of his death, he had filled over 200 prescriptions. He would bake and cook for his church, Union Rescue Mission, Dorcas House and would take missionaries into his home and love them as his own family. Even after a massive stroke in 2001, Audell did not stop; he still played piano for the gospel quartet, the Royal-aires. Audell continued the education requirements by taking 30 hours on credit annually. Audell suffered feet injuries during the Korean War and was a disabled veteran, but this did not stop him from doing his service to his fellow man. For over 50 years, Audell endured pain standing on his feet for over 10 hours a day, never complaining once. He spent time doing missionary work in Japan, Mexico and the Philippines in his later years. This man was truly a fine Christian example for his fellow man. He never met a stranger and did not have one enemy. This wonderful man was our "Daddy" and we are proud to be his children. We love you, "Papa"….Tim Sheilah, Mary, Nathan, Zach, Stephanie, Amanda, Colleen and Hunter. Memorials may be made to the Union Rescue Mission, 3001 Confederate Blvd, Little Rock, Ark. 72206 or Dorcas House, 823 S. Park, Little Rock, Ark. 72202. To sign Audell's online guestbook, go to

Published June 18, 2010

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