David Stillwell


David Stillwell, 63, of Copperhill, departed this life on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022.

Born on Nov. 10, 1958, to the late Willard and Caramel Swanson Stillwell, he was a native and lifelong resident of East Polk County and a member of Grassy Creek Baptist Church.

David was an avid hunter and fisherman, loved dirt track racing and spending time with his family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Laura Stillwell; sister, Daisy Stillwell; brother, Junior Stillwell; and sister-in-law, Sharon Stillwell.

Left behind to cherish David’s memory, are his daughter, Valerie Housley (Jason); granddaughter: Ravyn Housley and Kelsey Woodard; great-grandchild, McKenzie Smotherman; brothers: Jerry Stillwell (Anita), Paul Stillwell (Nina), James Stillwell (Joy) and Don Stillwell; sister, Jeanette Elrod; and sister-in-law, Teri Stillwell; and several nieces, nephews, extended family members and a host of friends.

A Celebration of Life and Homegoing for David Morris Stillwell will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022, at Grassy Creek Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery with Grant Stillwell, Vaughn Stillwell, Shannon Green, Ray Arthur, Sam Stillwell and Howard Akins. Jr. serving as active pallbearers. Jason Payne, Jason Housley, and David’s siblings will be honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from noon until the funeral hour on Thursday at the church.

We invite you to send a message of comfort and view the family guestbook at

Companion Funeral and Cremation Service, Cleveland Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.



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