Robert Galen Stack
Robert Galen Stack
  • March 23, 1941 - May 26, 2017
  • Fairfax, Virginia

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Robert Galen Stack, 76, of Fairfax, VA departed this life on May 26, 2017 following a valiant battle with cancer.

Born March 23, 1941 in Packs Branch, WV he was the son of the late John William Stack, Sr. and the late Nellie Roberta Vance Stack.

After graduation from High School in Mount Hope, Mr. Stack served honorable in the United States Air Force from September 1959 thru April 1981, achieving the rank of Master Sergeant. He served his country faithfully in the Republic of Korea; Langley Air Force Base, VA; Rhein-Main Air Base, Germany; Reese Air Force Base, TX; Phan Rang Air Base and Tan San Nhut Air Base, Viet Nam; and other locations across the United States. Following his military career, he continued to serve as a Department of Defense Civil Servant in the Washington D.C. area until his retirement.

In retirement, Mr. Stack (known affectionately to family as “Bobby” and to friends as “Bob”) enjoyed gardening, wood-working, fishing, NASCAR, annual trips to the North Carolina beaches, and seasonal visits to Rio to make apple butter. He enjoyed applying his wood-working skills on various projects for the benefit of others.

The family would like to thank Ms. Louise B. Ludwig, Mr. Stack’s longtime companion, for the kindness and caregiving she provided during his illness.

Survivors include his brother John W. “Bill” Stack, Jr. and wife, Nelma of Crab Orchard, WV; two sisters, Joyce Elizabeth Stack of Placerville, CA and Mary Ann Argabright and husband, Jack of Packs Branch, WV; step-son, John Scott and wife Kathy of Manassas, VA; extended family, and special friends.

Visitation will be held at Blue Ridge Funeral Home on Monday, June 5, 2017 from 11am – 12pm

Services will be on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 12pm at Blue Ridge Funeral Home with Reverend Jessie Parker officiating.

Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.