JACKSON -- Hershel "Doc" Stover, 78, of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2005, at his home.
He was born September 3, 1927, in Italla, Ala., son of the late Lonnie and Odella (Freeman) Stover. At the age of seven, he moved to LaForge where he met Freda J. Glidewell. They were married January 10, 1949, in Tunica, Miss. An accomplished welder and pipefitter, Doc worked 37 years with St. Louis Local No. 562, for companies including Fruin Colnon, B.W. Birk, and Corregan, retiring in 1989. The past 16 years, he enjoyed working on his farm and helping his neighbors.
Loving survivors include his wife of 56 years; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dan and Karen Stover and Rob and Carol Stover all of Jackson; a daughter and son-in-law, Sharyn L. and Terry Strack of Jackson; a brother, Herbert Stover of Shafter, Calif.; and a sister, Herma Hight of Shafter. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Ryan Strack and wife Tabetha, Andy Stover, Tammy Stover, Sarah Goodwin and husband Mike, Shelly Stover and Shannon Stover; and special young friends, Chance and Logan Kiehne; Jill, Jason, and Josh Walther; Aaron and Laura Puchbauer; and Caleb and Kristen Johnston.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Jerry Lynn Stover; and a sister, Helen Hester.
Friends may call Friday, Sept. 30, from 4-8 p.m. at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m., at the funeral home, with Dr. Brian Anderson officiating.
Interment will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to:
Crossroads Fellowship Church Building Fund
701 E. Main Jackson, Mo. 63755
The Salvation Army
701 Good Hope
Cape Girardeau, Mo. 63703