Master Sergeant Cecil Mansfield Stack, Sr, USA Retired, 84, husband of Toni C. Stack, died Friday, February 7, 2020, at Heritage Home of Florence.
Cecil was born on February 19, 1935 in Manning, SC, son of the late Austin Mansfield Stack and Ruth Gaffney Stack. He was a 21 year Army Veteran, serving one tour in Korea and two tours in Vietnam. His decorations included the Bronze Star Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters and Air Medal with 7 Oak Leaf Clusters. He received his GED while in the military and later graduated from Florence Darlington Technical College receiving a degree in criminal justice. Mr. Stack was a charter member of Lynches River Free Will Baptist Church, where he served as Deacon, Sunday School Superintendent and Trustee. Cecil enjoyed fishing, spending time with his family and had a great love and devotion to his country.
Surviving are his loving and caring wife, Toni Cantey Stack of Lake City; son, Sgt. Maj. USA Retired, Cecil (Ana) M. Stack, Jr. of Southport, NC; daughters, Tamara (Jim) Caulder of Florence, Kimberly (Michael) Haake of Lylery, GA and Christina (Benjamin) Stack of Florence; 15 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 17 step grandchildren
Mr. Stack was preceded in death by his son, Sgt. Maj. Michael (Suzanne) Boyd Stack; half-brothers, Herbert Harrison and Gene Matthews.
Funeral services, with Full Military Honors, will be 11:00 AM, Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at Carolina Funeral Home Chapel, with burial to follow at Florence National Cemetery
The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at Carolina Funeral Home.
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