Loy Lee Stockburger September 22, 1912 ~ February 2, 2014
Loy Lee Stockburger passed away February 2, 2014, surrounded by family, in Spearfish, South Dakota, at the age of 101. He was born September 22, 1912, near West Fork, Arkansas, to Lee Stockburger and Rose Gibbs Stockburger. On October 14, 1933, he married Mildred Walker, and they were married 67 years until her death in 2000. Loy lived most of his life in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where he worked for the Arkansas Western Gas Company and the University of Arkansas. In 1990, he and Mildred left Arkansas to enjoy retirement and extended family in Nebraska, Texas, and then South Dakota. Besides being with his family, he felt most at home in the woods, sitting by a creek, feeding deer. He lived a full, meaningful, and loving life, and his example encourages us all to do the same. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, brother, and one daughter, Colleen Durrington (Victor, deceased). He is survived by two daughters, Pat Simpson (David) of Spearfish and Debby Lynn (Dennis) of Bend, Oregon. He has six grandchildren, Eugene Henderson (Candy) of Allen, Texas; Teresa Brittain (Kerry) of Kerrville, Texas; Scott Simpson (Sheryl) of Spearfish; Steve Simpson (Kristen) of Glenn Heights, Texas; Logan Lynn of Portland, Oregon; and Landon Lynn (Ashley), also of Portland. He is also survived by nine great-granddaughters, one great-grandson, one great-great-grandson, and many dear friends. The funeral service, led by the family, will be held Saturday, February 15, at 3:00 p.m. at the Baptist Ford Church in Greenland, Arkansas, with Beard’s Funeral Home of Fayetteville in charge. Burial will be at the Baptist Ford Cemetery following the service. The family wishes to thank Hospice of the Northern Hills and Home Care Services of Spearfish. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Black Hills State University, York College, or the Loy and Mildred Stockburger Scholarship Fund at Abilene Christian University.
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