Odis Stanfill was born in 1921, the son of James Franklin Stanfill and Fronie Lounetta Vandiver. He was married to Emma Sue Watson and father of daughter Phyllis.
He died of wounds. He was initially buried at La Cambe Cemetery at Isigny, France and reburied at Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France, J, 5, 29.

The Jackson Sun, August 8, 1944
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stanfill of Beech Bluff have received War Department notification that their son, Pfc. Otis Stanfill, was killed in action in France July 16. He attended Browns high school and was a member of Cotton Grove Baptist church when he entered the service in 1940. He was stationed at Camp Blanding, Fla., and Fort Jackson, S.C., and went overseas in January of this year. Pfc. Stanfill is survived, in addition to his parents, by his wife and daughter, Phyllis, of Athens, Tenn.; four brothers, Ottis Stanfill in the Navy, Pvt. Hallie Stanfill and Dorsie Stanfill in the Army, Neal Stanfill of Jackson; two half-brothers, Lee Thompson of Michigan and Grady Thompson of Jackson; and six sisters, all of Madison county, Mrs. Joe Page, Mrs. Raymond Coates, Mrs. J.D. Coates, Miss Bertha Thompson and Mrs. Lou Cagle, Mrs. Roy Bradford.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of death: 14 July 1944
  • County: McMinn
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Normandy Campaign
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XV, Bottom Panel
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