Timothy Defoix Stalter, 28 of Palm Bay, Florida Went home to be with our Lord on February 4, 2013.
Born July 15, 1984 in Spartanburg, SC he was the son of Randy Stalter of Mishawaka Indiana and Melissa Dobson Starter Hicks of Palm Bay, FL. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served with the 2-87 inf. famed “Outlaw Platoon“10th Mountain Division in Fort Drum, NY. He was a Purple Heart recipient.
Tim’s unit was the B Co, 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry, 10th mountain division out of Fort Drum New York.
He was an infantry squad leader in a light infantry company with the mission to deploy worldwide and conduct combat missions upon arrival. Some of his medals were the Purple Heart, Army Commendation, Army Achievement medal, joint meritorious Unit Award, Army good conduct Medal National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal. He also served in Afghanistan and received the Afghanistan Campaign Medal W/2 Bronze Service Stars.
“As I start my day today my thoughts are of you… How much you are loved and missed, honored and remembered, not only by me but by many others. You touched so many lives in a positive way. You are my first born and my only Son. You were an amazing young Child who grew up to be an amazing young man. I treasure each and every memory of you. Sometimes I feel like I am going insane missing you and then I feel your presence beside me, guiding me. Thank you Son, for it is you that saves me from self-destructing. Your memory inspires me to be a better person. I look forward to the day that we are reunited in heaven. Oh what I wouldn’t give to feel your arms around me telling me Mom don’t cry don’t be sad. But you know a piece of me died with you. One memory in particular stands out in my mind and that is when you were in seventh grade and a girl was being bullied by a boy on the school bus. You came to her aid and the bully challenged you to a fight. Without regard for your own personal safety, You sure put a hurting on that boy. You always gave of yourself to others. You always made me proud of you, all of your life. So today on your 2nd Angelversary in heaven, I will honor you by living & carrying on your legacy of helping others. Heaven has got to be a better place for it is filled with many Heroes. ALL OF MY LOVE ALWAYS SON!!!”