ROMULUS, Mich.—Stanley Lightfoot Jr., a longtime pastor, died Oct. 31. He was 95.
Stan was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army Air Forces from January 1943 to November 1945 in the Cadet Flying Program and as radio mechanic. Following his honorable discharge, he was employed with the Detroit Post Office for 18 years and began a career in ministry in 1971.
Stan pastored Berea Baptist Church, Stevens Point, Wisconsin (as a missionary pastor with Continental Baptist Missions); Trinity Baptist Church, Ypsilanti, Michigan; Calvary Baptist Church, Wabash, Indiana; and Fellowship Baptist Church, Marine City (now East China), Michigan. In addition, he served as interim pastor for a number of churches across southeastern Michigan over the last 25 years of his life.
He is survived by his wife of 76 years, Dorothy; his children, James, Donald, Stanley III (a member of the GARBC Council of Eighteen and pastor of Rustic Hills Baptist Church in Colorado Springs), Ruth Rodenberg, and Lois Turner; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 2:00 p.m., at Bethany Bible Church, 810 E. Huron River Dr., Belleville, MI. Stan’s family will greet guests one hour prior to the service.