Dr. James Robert Satterfield

June 21, 2012

Dr. James Robert Satterfield 81, former Frankfort resident, died at 11:16 p.m. June 21, 2012 at Sturgill Hospice Care Center, Brooksville, FL. Born August 15, 1930 in Jefferson City, TN to the late Frank & Josie Avo (Gann) Satterfield. His marriage of 59 years was to Dr. Rachel J. (Dishon) Satterfield and she survives. Dr. Satterfield received his BA/BS from Indiana Wesleyan University, MA/MS from Indiana State University and his PHD from Oklahoma University. He was an educator in Indiana, Kentucky and Oklahoma and retired as Dean of Education for the Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Goodwell, OK. He was a member of the Phi Delta Kappa, and had received the Indiana Wesleyan University Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award. Dr. Satterfield was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel, it is the highest honor awarded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Commissions for Kentucky Colonels are given by the Governor and the Secretary of State to individuals in recognition of noteworthy accomplishments and outstanding service to a community, state or the nation.

Visitation and Services

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at Green Lawn Memorial Park. Ernest Batman and Art Davis will officiate. Friends may visit from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort, IN. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Donations may be made to HPH Hospice Foundation Donations Dept., 12107 Majestic Blvd., Hudson, FL 34667 or at, www.HPH-Hospice.org and Indiana Wesleyan University Satterfield Scholarship Fund.

Survived by:

Wife: Dr. Rachel J. Satterfield of Weeki Wachee, FL Son: J. Douglass Satterfield of Charlotte, NC Granddaughter: Amanda D. Satterfield of Cincinnati, OH Great Granddaughter: Zoey Anna Bucklin of Cincinnati, OH Brother: Alger E. Satterfield of Columbus, IN Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, David Allen Satterfield, and a brother, Sam Satterfield.


2 Condolences for “Dr. James Robert Satterfield”

  1. Educator of Frankfort June 24, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Dear Family,
    After the loss of a loved one many memories are recalled to mind. The wealth of knowledge held by Dr. Satterfield and his willingness to share this knowledge and help lead others as they endeavored to gain additional knowledge is a Nobel profession indeed. May your fond memories and the memories of family, friends and others touched by Dr. Satterfield comfort you at this time. A wise author once wrote: “A good name is better than good oil and the day of death better than the day one was born.” This is because making a good name with God is what will bring true peace and happiness when all is said and done. May the comfort of your prayers and friends be with you.

  2. David E. Raines June 28, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    I am not sure that this is Jim and Rachel Satterfield which I remember fondly as a child while living in Tipton, IN and attending the old Pilgrim Holiness Church. I am making the assumption that it is and want to extent to you my sincere love and respect to your family. We lost our mother Bertha, suddenly, Oct 2002 and then just lost my father Robert G. Raines last June 29, 2012 at age 82. In between I suddenly lost my son David Raines, Jr. just after his 30 birthday in March 2005, followed by the birth of his son David Raines, III just three weeks after his death. I am more than aware of our human grief but so blessed to have the faith of our Jesus that they are all in his glory and I will see them again one day. I recently converted some old 8 mm movies to a DVD and if you are my old dear friends I was glad to see you in those movies and the fond memories of those days. If you are not the same family, then you are still a part of our family of God and I extend to you my sincere wishes at this time of your loss. In His Grace, David E. Raines

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