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National Alliance on Mental Illness
PO Box 49104
Baltimore, MD 21297
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Life Story / Obituary
Dallas Stubblefield-Rank was a vibrant person who enjoyed people and found solace tinkering with anything related to electronics and technology over the years. Always one to make a great first impression, his greatest gift was his authentic acceptance of others. Gone too soon, Dallas’ good natured spirit will be forever missed and his rich collection of memories will hold a special place in the hearts of all who knew and loved him.
1992 was remembered for the voyage of the Space Shuttle Endeavour, the completion of the Superdome in Atlanta, and the establishment of the cable television network, Cartoon Network. While Pearl Jam, Nirvana, and Bon Jovi were making the charts, Scott Rank and Dallas Sirena Stubblefield welcomed home their newborn baby boy, Dallas Prescott, on June 9th in Granite City, Illinois. His birth brought great joy to his family.
Growing up, Dallas was known for his curious and inquisitive nature. As a toddler, he was often one to let out loud and random intervals of screaming which was something that his stepfather, Chuck had been warned about early on when he began dating Dallas’ mom. His innate curiosity made for several risky behaviors such as browsing at a gas station during a pit stop in Colorado causing the panic of nearly leaving him behind, to building catapults and shattering the neighbor’s car windows with projectiles, to climbing trees and resting on branches up to fifteen feet high! There was never a dull moment with Dallas around! With the mind of a philosopher, Dallas loved to carry on the best conversations whenever he and his family were on a road trip. Late into the moonlit hours he and Chuck discussed everything under the sun. They enjoyed a big family trip out west and a highlight for Dallas were climbing the cliffs of La Jolla, San Diego. They also drove south to Florida to see the coast and visit the theme parks at Disney World. His curiosity found it’s way into the kitchen at a young age with a love of baking. He also went through a phase of putting sauerkraut on pizza and chili to literally everything in between! He was never afraid to try new things and loved exploring with ingredients that packed a punch well into his adult years.
Dallas’ educational journey began at home. After he was homeschooled, he set off for Indiana University—Bloomington where he studied political science. It was here that he met his sweetheart, Jordan. The two of them lived on the same dorm floor at IU. Dallas was interested within a few weeks, yet Jordan maintained they were merely friends until he wooed her heart with an oversized 12” teapot filled with fresh fruit! Thoughtful in his gift giving, he knew she wouldn’t be able to find anything this tasteful in the dorm cafeteria! Dallas remained in pursuit until she later admitted that he was indeed her boyfriend! Without cars, he and Jordan would talk for hours and take long walks. They also surrounded themselves with their close friends playing Catan and watching Game of Thrones on Sunday nights. Sharing their love of food and fun, Jordan and Dallas enjoyed tailgating with friends and family at IU putting on large spreads. Dallas and Jordan were inseparable and surely made for one another!
Both fond of traveling, Dallas planned a romantic proposal atop Peruvian ruins overlooking the Andes mountains. Later during the memorable trip, they explored the Amazon where they saw capybaras, river otters, caimans, macaws, and monkeys. Again his adventurous and curious spirit helped him conquer his fear of heights as he walked across a suspension bridge in the darkness! A true romantic, his adoration for Jordan never waivered. He enjoyed preparing her full course dinners or ice cream sundae bars complete with all the toppings. Dallas loved bringing home flowers and would hide pictures around the house to surprise her! Their adventures took them to Thailand, Singapore, Peru, and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. He loved Thailand knowing that everything was new to him. Not knowing the culture or language and trying new foods made lasting impressions. On many of his trips, Dallas enjoyed hiking and challenging himself to reach every rock formation. He also loved to camp and enjoyed being in the elements. Above all else, he loved being close to his traveling partner for life, Jordan!
Dallas had a sincere zest for life. He enjoyed many interesting hobbies. An avid fan of superheroes, he had watched all of the movies. When it came to reading he enjoyed science fiction and classics. Dallas was also fond of Anime and comics. Drawn to an eclectic array of music, Dallas loved to listen to techno music as well as pop and rock and was also into swing dancing. Always a jokester, he would bring up the app Touch Tunes on his phone and take over the music of many restaurants and bars until the house would shut him down. A lover of animals, Dallas had two special companions, his cats; Toothless and Alduin. Dallas was a joyful person to know and to love. May his many special friends and loved ones look back on their connections with him with fondness and share his story for years to come.
Dallas Prescott Stubblefield-Rank, age 29, of Grand Rapids, MI passed away on October 18, 2021. He was born in the summer of 1992 in Granite City, Illinois. Dallas also spent many years living in Bloomington, Indiana and Buffalo, New York. Dallas is preceded in death by his mother, Dallas Sirena Lindsey. He is survived by his fiance, Jordan Leigh Pearcy; his father, Scott Rank; his stepfather, Charles Lindsey; his siblings, Matthew Brimer and Bailey Lindsey and Jordan's parents; Steve and Lisa Pearcy and her siblings, Daniel and Matthew Pearcy. Professionally, Dallas worked in sales and technology and was very fond of the many long lasting relationships he experienced with his co-workers. Relatives and friends may visit with the family at the Heritage Life Story Alt & Shawmut Funeral Home on Sunday, October 24, 2021 from 12-2 PM followed by a service at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to: National Alliance on Mental Illness "NAMI" (PO Box 49104,Baltimore, MD 21297). To leave a memory or condolence please visit www.heritagelifestory.com