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Victor James Stansbury
served as pastor of Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church from November 1980 to
August 2012 (32 years).
was born September 2, 1945 in Nelson County, Kentucky to James William Stansbury and Edith Mae Atkins. His parents chose the name, Victor James, because he was born close to "V J Day".
Victor became ill with lockjaw when he was two years old and nearly died. Bro. Stansbury says that he grew up feeling that God had given his life back to him for a purpose. He surrendered to the ministry while he was still in high school and preached his first sermon when he was sixteen years old. He graduated from Old Kentucky Home High School in Nelson County in June, 1963. He graduated from Berea College in January, 1968 and then from Southern Seminary in June, 1972. He was licensed to preach by his home church, New Salem Baptist Church in Deatsville, Kentucky located in Nelson County on January 2, 1963. He was later ordained by the same church on February 19, 1967.
Bro. Vic was united in marriage to
Joan Kay Call on June 24, 1966 at Cedar Creek Baptist Church in Nelson County. They have 3 children. The firstborn was a daughter,
Vickie Lee Stansbury, born on December 3, 1968. She was followed by a son,
Christopher Lee Stansbury, born May 24, 1974. Another son, Jon Eric Stansbury, was born October 16, 1975.
Bro. Vic was pastor of the Galilee Baptist Church in Madison County, Kentucky from August 1966 to March 1968. He worked at General Electric in Louisville full time while going to Seminary his first year. He
was pastor of two churches in Henry County, Kentucky: Lockport Baptist Church from July 1969 to June 1972 and Sligo Baptist Church from June 1972 to January 1975. He then
became the pastor of the Elk Creek Baptist Church in Spencer County, Kentucky from January 1975 to November 1980.
Bro. Vic became our pastor in November, 1980. We surprised him with a twenty-year anniversary celebration in November, 2000 with over 400 in attendance. Bro. Vic has served as an Adjunct Professor at Campbellsville University in Biblical Studies for the last 11 years. Joan has worked for 22 years at Campbellsville University, starting as an accounts receivable clerk and presently serves as Secretary to the Campus Minister.
His daughter, Vickie, married Andy Thompson May 24, 1991 and to this union a daughter was born,
Kelsey Jeanne Thompson, on July 6, 1998. A second
daughter, Abigail Elise Thompson, was born in August 18,
2006. Vickie graduated from Berea College and Bellarmine College and is a
nurse manager of Special Projects Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital.
The family lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
Chris married Heather Helton on June 3, 1995. A daughter, Haylee
Ray Stansbury, was born March 2, 2004. A second daughter,
Hillary, was born in May 19, 2010. Chris graduated from Berea College and University of Kentucky Law School.
He is with the law firm Moynahan, Irvin, Mooney & Stansbury, P.S.C. in
Nicholasville. He is also Master Commissioner of Jessamine Circuit Court.
The family lives in Nicholasville, Kentucky.
Jon married Rebecca Lynn Simmons on March 10,
2007. A daughter, Aubree Reese Stansbury, was born on
June 20, 2008. Jon graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a
Computer-Aided Drafting Degree and is Supervisor of Materials Management
at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital in Vanderbilt, Tennessee. The
family lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
A family picture was taken and used for the Christmas card for
||A family picture taken at the 30th
Anniversary Celebration in November, 2010.
Bro. Vic Stansbury
had two consecutive heart attacks on Saturday morning, August 4, 2012. He
was already in the hospital after having surgery. He was air-lifted to
Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky where he died later that evening.
He was 66 years old. He was loved by all who knew him and he was ALWAYS a
faithful servant of God. He will be greatly missed. The obituary reads as
Rev. Victor James Stansbury
(1945 - 2012)
Rev. Victor James Stansbury of Lebanon, son of the late
James William Stansbury and Edith Mae Atkins Stansbury was
born in Nelson County, Kentucky, September 2, 1945. He
died at 5:47 P.M., Saturday, August 4, 2012, unexpectedly
in Louisville. Age: 66
He professed faith in Christ
at an early age and preached his first sermon at the age
of sixteen. Bro. Vic was pastor of Galilee Baptist Church
in Madison County, Lockport Baptist Church and Sligo
Baptist Church in Henry County, and Elk Creek Baptist
Church in Spencer County. He has been pastor of Muldraugh
Hill Baptist Church since November, 1980. He was Adjunct
Professor in Biblical Studies at Campbellsville University
for twelve years.
He was a graduate of Berea
College in January, 1968 and Southern Theological Seminary
in June, 1972.
He was a member of the Church
Relation Council at Campbellsville University, Executive
Board of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, Marion County
Ministerial Association, Central Baptist Association, and
Volunteer Chaplain at Springview Hospital in Lebanon.
He united in marriage to Joan Call June 24, 1966.
Besides his wife, Joan Call Stansbury, he is survived
by one daughter and two sons and their spouses: Vickie &
Andy Thompson and Jon & Becky Stansbury of Nashville and
Chris & Heather Stansbury of Nicholasville; five
granddaughters: Kelsey Jeanne Thompson, Abigail Elise
Thompson, Haylee Ray Stansbury, Hillary Raegan Stansbury,
and Aubree Reese Stansbury; one brother and one sister:
Lee Thomas Stansbury and Frances (Ernie) Fulkerson of
Cox’s Creek; two sisters-in-law: Bernadette Ballard
Stansbury of Morehead and Wanda Stansbury of Mt.
Washington; his father-in-law and mother-in-law: John and
Iva Lee Call of Bardstown; several nieces and nephews and
many other relatives and friends.
He was also
preceded in death by three brothers: Robert Stansbury,
Charles Franklin Stansbury, and William Ray Stansbury.
VISITATION: After 3:00 P.M.,
Monday, August 6th at the Parrott and Ramsey Funeral Home
in Campbellsville and after 9:00 A.M., Tuesday, August 7th
at the Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church in Lebanon
FUNERAL SERVICES: 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, August 7th at the
Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church in Lebanon led by Rev. Jay
Hatfield and Rev. Steve Skaggs
BURIAL: New Salem
Baptist Church Cemetery in Cox’s Creek
Rev. Johnny Bailey Rev. Everett Hord
Chesser Rev. Cameron Jungles
Rev. Justin Compton Rev.
Rev. Dan Durham Rev. Bill Proctor
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Location: Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church
Date: Tuesday, August 7,
Time: 11:00 AM
The funeral for Bro. Victor J.
Stansbury was held at Muldraugh Hill Baptist
Church on August 7, 2012 at 11:00. Steve Skaggs
played the piano beginning 30 minutes prior to the service:
"Because He Lives", "The Old Rugged Cross", "It is Well", and
"Victory in Jesus" as special music during the service. Bro. Jay
Hatfield read the obituary, delivered a special message, and led
the congregation in prayer at the beginning and end of the
funeral. Earl Wayne Perry delivered some comments and performed a
solo entitled, "The King is Coming". Mark Speer, Ernest
Carol Taylor, Roger Barnett, and Sam Graham
read scripture. The following members delivered special messages:
Joyce Payne, Kaylene Poff, Preston Price, Carol Reynolds,
Mark Carney, and Caroline Reed. Chris
Stansbury shared lessons he had learned from his father, Haylee
Stansbury shared a poem and letter, Joan Stansbury
read a love letter she had written to Bro. Vic in the early hours
of a sleepless Sunday after his death the night before. A
pictorial video of Bro. Vic over the years was
shown during the two hours of visitation prior to the service.
According to the signatures in the visitation guest book from the
night preceding the funeral, there were approximately 1000 people
offering condolences. On the day of the funeral, the sanctuary and
balcony were full along with some individuals in the old
fellowship hall where an audio video feed was played for them of
the service. A police escort led and followed the funeral
procession throughout Lebanon to the county line and at the
intersection in Springfield as it proceeded to the gravesite at
New Salem Baptist Church in Nelson County. The cemetery is on land
that used to belong to the Stansbury family where Bro. Vic
grew up and the land was later given to the church by the family.
Bro. Vic was buried next to his brother Charles who had died in
- September 2, 2012 - This would
have been Bro. Vic's 67th birthday. Nettie Brown sang a song last Sunday that
she dedicated to Bro. Vic. It was called "Thank You".
touched many of the hearts in the service. The song, by Ray Boltz,
has been added to a
few favorite pictures of Bro. Vic. to honor Bro. Vic on his birthday, which he
is now enjoying in heaven sitting at the throne of
There are so many things to thank Bro.
Vic for: his messages, love, compassion, humbleness,
hospital visits, prayers, ceremonies and services
performed, fellowship, encouragement, and many others,
including showing us, by his living example, how to
live our lives with heaven as our goal.
Skaggs will be leading us forward, as a church and
congregation. Bro. Vic
helped lay a firm foundation in his 32 years of
service at Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church. Steve will help us build
on that foundation as we continue to serve the Lord.
Let Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church continue to be a
beacon in the community and make Bro. Vic proud as he
looks down on us. Happy Birthday, Bro. Vic! Hugs!
- February 3, 2013 -
A rededication ceremony to name the church fellowship hall the
Victor J. Stansbury Fellowship Hall" was held on Sunday, February 3,
2013, after the Morning Worship Service. The Stansbury Family (Joan,
Vickie Thompson and family, Chris Stansbury and family, and Jon
Stansbury and family) were here for this dedication ceremony and
plaques were unveiled. Chris and Jon
unveiled the plaque above the
entrance of the Fellowship Hall.
Joan and Vickie unveiled the
plaque and portrait of Bro. Vic that hangs in the
The Stansbury Family at the Rededication Ceremony