Loy Lee Stockburger September 22, 1912 ~ February 2, 2014

image[1]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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    Herb and Mary Thomas » 05. Feb, 2014

    Stocky was a very dear friend and such a wonderful inspiration to us. We will miss him, but never forget him.

    John & Nan Bogart » 06. Feb, 2014

    Pat & Dave & Family,
    We were just talking about your dad last week. He was quite a man. Always had the smiling face. We really enjoyed his company and most especially when we made the trip up there.
    He will be missed here on earth, but the Angels in Heaven are singing “No Tears in Heaven”.
    Wish we could be there for the services. Our prayers will be with you. Hope to see you soon and look forward to seeing Loy again in Heaven.
    John & Nan

    Cora Brown & Family » 07. Feb, 2014

    To the Simpson family of Spearfish, SD, Our very deepest Condolences at the loss of Loy.
    He was a wonderfully amazing man! I loved to sit and talk with him and listen about his life stories. He had a strong love of God and family which is evident in the family members we know. His love of the outdoors was one he shared with them too! He will be greatly missed… God’s speed Loy! Love and Prayers… The Brown’s of SD.

    Candi Woods » 07. Feb, 2014

    Dear Pat and Dave and family,

    Greg and I are so sorry for your loss. We have fond memories of spending time with your family and with Loy here in York, Nebraska. We know that you cherished him dearly. He will be missed.

    Jo (Holcomb) Heiliger » 12. Feb, 2014

    My sister Margaret and I fondly remember our neighbors, the Stockburgers, when we lived on Holly Street in Fayetteville, Arkansas and they lived in a house facing out on Garland. I believe that Mr. Stockburger, who called us his “little gooseberries”, is your father. The gooseberry bush by the shed at the end of his garden was the inspiration for this , I’m sure. When he purchased the first lot of my father’s (Herbert Holcomb) divided land off of Mt. Comfort Rd., we asked that the street be named “Gooseberry Lane”, due to our enjoyment of his friendliness towards my late brother and us. This kindliness shown to us has and will not be forgotten. As we have returned to live in Fayetteville, we often reflect on this connection as we pass that street and the house that was built for his new home.

    Bill & Kathy Walsh » 15. Feb, 2014

    We extend our sympathy to all the family.

    Kim (Gann) Baze » 16. Feb, 2014

    We were very sorry to hear of Mr. Stockburger passing. He worked at the Gas Company in Fayetteville with my grandfather Basil Gann and my father Bob Gann. He was a good friend to them both. They only spoke of “Stocky” with the highest of regards. May the memories of this kind caring man bring you much comfort at this sad time.

    Clarence & Sue Wiles » 17. Feb, 2014

    We knew Loy at Northstreet church of Christ back in the 70s He was a fine man and we thought a lot of him. We are sorry for your loss but know that God will give you comfort. May God bless you all.

    Bob & Regina Jacobson » 18. Feb, 2014

    We Just read about your dad. Wanted you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.