Thomas Dewey Stanfield went home to be with the Lord on January 28, 2024.\n\nThomas was born in San Antonio, TX on October 9, 1946 to T.L Stanfield and Clairabel Shannon Stanfield. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents Clairabel Stanfield in 1994, T.L Stanfield in 2002 and Brother Terry Shannon Stanfield in 2016.\n\nHe is survived by his wife, Shirley (Krana) Stanfield for 40 wonderful years, a daughter Sheri (Stanfield) Trevino & husband Arnold Trevino, step-son Russell Sosebee, Nieces Stephanie Stanfield, Shannon Lear (Richard) and their two daughters. He is also survived by his cousins Cathey & Thomas Williams, Molly & Jack Bradford and Shirley & George Matula.\n\nThomas grew up in Alice Texas with his brother Terry, he graduated from William Adams High school in 1964. He attended A&I University in Kingsville, TX from 1964-1969. He was involved in Band, ROTC, Drill team and was active with the Escape and Evasion unit. He graduated with a BA in International Politics and a minor in Economics.\n\nHe was Captain in the United States Army from 1969-1975 and was stationed in Germany then sent to Vietnam. During the war he was Advisor for MACV Advisory Team 72 from 1971-1972 while in Vietnam. He earned several medals during his time in Vietnam which included a Bronze Star, CIB, Purple Heart and numerous Vietnamese medals.\n\nThomas worked as a para legal/private investigator for Gonzalez & Ramos Law Firm for almost 20 yrs. He then worked with The Littleton Group in Harlingen, TX as an insurance adjuster for the next 15 years after which he retired.\n\nThomas enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, dirt bike riding, motorcycle riding, Barbecuing, reading, hunting, western dancing and watching football games every Sunday.\n\nOur family would like to thank the ICU/Hospice staff at Rio Grande Regional Hospital and Opus Hospice for their compassion and dedicated care of our loved one.\n\nViewing is scheduled on February 9, 2024 from 10:00am to 1:00pm at Ric Brown funeral home on Griffin Parkway. Services will follow at RGV State Veterans Cemetery on Inspiration Rd.