Archive for Monday, January 16, 2006

Emmett “Gene” Stovall

January 16, 2006

Services for retired U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Emmett "Gene" E. Stovall Sr., 76, Leavenworth, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at Independent Baptist Church, Leavenworth. Burial with full military honors will follow at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Mr. Stovall died Friday, Jan. 13, 2006, at Medicalodge of Leavenworth.

He was born Jan. 5, 1930, in Decatur, Ala., the son of Wesley M. and Annie Grace (Crawford) Stovall.

Mr. Stovall retired from the Army in 1970 after serving for more than 21 years, including during the Korean and Vietnam wars. After his military service, he worked for more than 20 years for the City of Leavenworth Water Pollution Control Department as a wastewater plant operator. He was a member of Second Baptist Church of Platte City, Mo.

He married Claudia R. Booker on Jan. 7, 1950, in Tupelo, Miss. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include three sons, John D., Leavenworth, Emmett E. Jr., Lawrence; and Al David, Emporia; six daughters, Danna Fay Taylor, Kansas City, Kan., Sharlene Rochester, Garland, Texas, Carol Yvette Stovall, Dallas, Carolyn Yvonne Staten, Shreveport, La., Gracie Ann Stovall, Pensacola, Fla., and Peggy Lee Malone, Atlanta, Ga.; a brother, Tommie Lee Madden, Huntsville, Ala.; a sister, Mary Ann Stovall, Athens, Ala.; 32 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.

Three sons, Daniel Ray, Victor Francis and Grayson Leonard, died earlier.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Home, Leavenworth.

The family suggests memorials to American Cancer Society, sent in care of the funeral home, 707 S. Sixth St., Leavenworth 66048.

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