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James Earl Stiltner

March 17, 1946 - November 19, 2012

James Earl Stiltner, 66, of Troutman, passed away on Monday, November 19, 2012 at Iredell Memorial Hospital.
He was born on March 17, 1946 in Pike County, KY, to the late George W. and Easter Lester Stiltner. He was a retired coal miner with over 25 years of service. He attended Mooresville Missionary Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, David Stiltner, Harold Stiltner, Eddie Joe Stiltner; and brother-in-law, James Smith.
He is survived by his wife Terry Stiltner; children, Barbara Jackson, Timothy Stiltner and wife, Sabrina, George Stiltner and wife, Sam, Kenneth Stiltner, Steven Stiltner and wife, Christine; sisters, Delores Lester and husband, Tolby, Arthena Smith, Mae Ellen Lester and husband, Doug; brothers, Charlie Mack Stiltner, Teddy Lee Stiltner, Ricky Stiltner and wife, Daisy; sister-in-law, Nadine Stiltner; fourteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 PM on Wednesday, November 21 at Mooresville Missionary Methodist Church with Rev. Randall Macon officiating with Jimmy Rowe saying a graveside prayer. Entombment will follow the service at Iredell Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.