Obituary: J.W. Stine, 102
The Stine family announced the passing of J.W. Stine, a WWII pilot who returned home to Louisiana and founded the company that would become Stine Lumber. He was 102 years old.
Jackson William Stine is survived by seven children, 31 grandchildren and 74 great grandchildren.
Stine Lumber has been in Sulphur, La., for more than 74 years and now has 10 locations throughout Louisiana and one in Natchez, Mississippi employing over 800 people.
"The entire Stine family will forever be grateful for JW’s life and love, for the compassion of those who have taken care of and prayed for Dad, and for the condolences of our friends and neighbors,” said Dennis Stine, CEO of Stine Lumber.
Earlier this year, the company celebrated the founder's life and career with a special Veterans Day poster giveaway featuring J.W. Stine and the U.S Army Air Force Martin B-26 Marauder he flew during WWII.
The company press release, titled "Stine Family Celebrates the Life of J.W. Stine," is attached below.