Jimmy R. Stovall, 75, of Midland passed away at Midland Memorial Hospice Inpatient Unit Wednesday, April 15, 2009. The family will receive friends at Ellis Funeral Home Friday April 17, 2009 between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. Memorial services will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 18, 2009 at First Presbyterian Church in Midland. Interment will follow at Goree Cemetery in Goree, Texas at a later date.
Jimmy was born March 22, 1934 in Center, Texas to the late Earl and Eunice Stovall. He was raised in Center, Teague, Henrietta and Wichita Falls, Texas. Jimmy graduated from Wichita Falls Senior High School in 1951 and Midwestern State University in 1956. He served in the United States Army from 1956 to 1958, which included a tour of duty in Germany. Jimmy married Carol Coffman in Goree, Texas.
Prior to his retirement from ARCO in 1999, he was a geophysicist, employed with several oil companies throughout his career. Jimmy was a member of the West Texas Geophysical Society, the Midland Arts Association and First Presbyterian Church in Midland where he served as a deacon and an elder. He was a scoutmaster for Troop 85 at First Presbyterian Church for many years and was an Eagle Scout.
Jimmy is survived by his loving wife, Carol Stovall of Midland; sons, Stephen Stovall and wife Valerie and their daughter, Catelyn of Seven Fields, PA.; Scott Stovall and wife Wendy and their sons, Bergen and Hutton of West Richland, WA.; brother, Jerry Stovall of Wichita Falls; sister-in-law, Jo Coffman of Munday; many nieces and nephews.
Foremost Jimmy was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Midland, P.O. Box 2621, Midland, Texas 79702, First Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Texas, Midland, Texas 79701 or the charity of one's choice.
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