Ralph Stacy

Published 5:13 pm Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Mr. Ralph Stacy, 53, a resident of Montgomery, AL and a former resident of Greenville, AL, died Tuesday morning, September 14, 2010 in Montgomery, AL.  Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, September 17, 2010 at 2 p.m. from the First United Methodist Church of Greenville, AL with Father Fred Lindstrom officiating.  Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Georgiana, AL.  Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends at the First United Methodist Church of Greenville from 1 p.m. until service time.   He was preceded in death by his parents Herschel and Wylma Stacy.  Mr. Stacy is survived by his wife, Angel Stacy and daughter, Savannah Stacy both of Montgomery, AL and other extended family members and friends.

Ralph was Director of the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce for seven and one/half years and associated with the Greenville Advocate for several years.

L. Ralph Stacy was the Senior Vice President for Strategic Communications at the Business Council of Alabama and Executive Director of The Partnership, an organization that links more than 120 local Chambers of Commerce statewide and their nearly 50,000 business members with BCA.  He was the founding President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama, a position he held for ten years.

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A sixth generation Alabamian, Stacy was a native of Georgiana.  As a teenager, he earned the prestigious distinction of Eagle Scout, the highest award given by the Boy Scouts of America.  He was a graduate of Huntingdon College, where he was a member of the collegiate golf team.

A well known public speaker, Stacy was the recipient of the “America’s Champion of Small Business Award” from the National Coalition of Capital, as well as the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama’s Jamie Wallace Award for lifetime achievement in 2009.  Stacy held the Certified Association Executive professional certification as issued by the American Society of Association Executives.

Stacy was a veteran of the print and electronic communications fields, and received two national awards for television and print marketing.  He was an author, syndicated columnist and syndicated radio host.  He was a member of Class Sixteen of Leadership Alabama, the BCA Board of Directors, the Board of Troy University’s Center for International Business and Economic Development, a Governor’s appointee to the Alabama Partnership for Children and was President of the Board of Director’s of the Alabama Council of Association Executives.  He was a founding partner and executive committee member of the Alabama Community of Excellence (ACE) Program.

As an ordained minister, he also served as Pastor of the Beatrice Community Church.  He was an avid golfer, outdoorsman and reader.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Boy Scouts of America, 3067 Carter Hill Road, Montgomery, AL  36111.

For online condolences, please visit:  www.dunklinanddanielsfh.com . Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.