Robert  Stover

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Funeral services for Robert E. Stover, 78, of Rusk, will be at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, August 18, 2019 at Harmony Missionary Baptist Church, 250 CR 2303, under the direction of Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home with Bro. Brad Turlington and Bro. Don Copeland officiating. Burial will follow at Providence Cemetery.
Mr. Stover passed away August 15, 2019. He was born June 10, 1941 in Dallas, Texas to the late John E. and Loyce Stover. Mr. Stover was a beloved member of the Rusk area and enjoyed many outdoor activities. He enjoyed time fishing with his wife, Fancy, participating in local bass tournaments, and in later years hanging out at the Lake Jacksonville boat ramp watching people bring in their catch. He spoke fondly of his bird hunting experiences with family and friends. He loved his work outdoors in God's creation -- especially baling hay, operating and maintaining heavy equipment, and was regarded as the best at what he did.
He is survived by his wife, Francis "Fancy" Stover of Jacksonville, children and their spouses, Randy Stover of Rusk, Cindy and Duane Thompson of Rusk, Kerri and Nathan Taylor of Rusk, Jodi Hancock of China Spring, Michelle and Clayton Coleman of Granbury, Samantha Hope of Kosse, grandchildren, Cord and Katy Stover, Jade and Austin Whitt, Taylor Hamilton, Victoria Morton, Makenzie Hancock, Aubrie and Anna Coleman, Kendal Turner, great-grandson, Lane Stover, brother, John H. Stover, sister, Frances and Jimmy Turlington, nephew and niece, Brad, his wife Jen, and Becky.
Pallbearers will be Cord Stover, Taylor Hamilton, Austin Whitt, Jason Cornelius, Cade Carpenter,Wade McKnight, Matthew Thompson, and Mike Stanley.
Honorary Pallbearers are Forrest Dyess, Butch Walley, Joe Gunter, Byron Carpenter, Chad Walker, Jimmy Isaacs, Billy Kimbrell and Joel Thompson.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Harmony Missionary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 8, Rusk, Texas 75785 or Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd, Tyler, Texas 75701.
Visitation will be at 2:00 p.m. until service time, Sunday, August 18, 2019 at the church.
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