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Stovall, Stephen B.

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January 6, 1942 - June 21, 2015

Stovall, Stephen B.

Born 1-6-42, Birmingham, Alabama, to the late Helen Juanita and Roy Stovall. Survived by his wife Janet Cox Stovall of 51 years; sons, Shane (Wendy) and Craig (Janka); grandchildren, Lee, Sydney, and Michael; sister, Susan (Bruce) Magerman; and nieces Niki (Col. David, USAF) Willcox, and Kayley Magerman. Brother-in-law, Dr. William (Dr. Diane) Cox; and sister-in-law, Dr. Katheryn Reeder (Ronny) Carr.

Graduated from Southwest HS, Atlanta, Georgia, where he was in the Governor’s Program, top ½% National Merit Finalist, played basketball and was a youth leader. Attended Emery University in Atlanta before attending Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Ala., where he met Janet.

Graduated from University of Texas Dallas, Summa Cum Laud; and Mediation Certified. Served in the US Air Force and retired from IBM; active member of the Jaycees, Wheaton, Illinois. Boy Scouts of America, Cub Scout Master, Houston, TX; and Boy Scouts Charlottesville, Virginia, District Officer. Became a Certified Lay Minister for the United Methodist Church, Charlottesville, Virginia, and pastored two small churches while working full time.

Moved to Plano in July 1989. Served on the Cultural Affairs Commission and Library Board before being elected to Plano City Council in 1999.  While on City Council, served on the Local and State Government Advisory Committee and the Federal Communications Commission. Member St. Andrew UMC; served on the Worship Committee, taught new member classes, sang in the choir, and volunteered in the Seven Loaves Food Bank.  Also volunteered at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano.

Memorial Service June 27, 2015, 2pm at St. Andrew UMC, Plano. Reception following at the church. In lieu of flowers; donate to Seven Loaves at St. Andrew UMC, Plano, or the Plano Library Foundation.

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252

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Janna Brewer

June 28, 2015 10:19PM

Dear Janet
I am saddened to hear about the loss of Steve. He was a wonderful volunteer and always had a smile on his face and a kind work for others. He will be deeply missed. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
With deepest sympathies, Janna

David & Chris Downs

June 27, 2015 9:27AM

Chris and I are sorry for your loss and pray the peace he has now will also fill your hearts.

Susan Plonka and John Lindell

June 27, 2015 8:33AM

Dear Janet and family,
My sincere condolences for your loss. Steve truly was a blessing to us and the Plano community. He lead by intelligence and grace, making sound decisions for our community and directing paths that benefited us all. I'll remember his big smile and comfortable way of influencing a large group.
~Susan Plonka and John Lindell

Cary Israel

June 26, 2015 10:18PM

I was saddened to hear about the passing of Steve. He was a fabulous leader who served our community and country exceptionally well. We will miss him. May G-d comfort his family, friends, and colleagues. My deepest sympathies.

Carolyn Kalchthaler

June 26, 2015 8:44PM

Steve was always smiling! A willing support person for Janet for all the campaigns we drafted them for. He loved Plano & Plano loved Steve!

He will be truly missed.

Mischell Erickson

June 26, 2015 7:14PM

Dear Janet,

My deepest sympathy for your loss. I pray for peace and comfort during the difficult days ahead.

Mischell Erickson

Don & T.J. Johnson

June 26, 2015 7:06PM

My Dearest Janet and family,
I was devastated to hear my friend, Steve, has joined The Father to claim his well-earned resting place. Don & I join the many sadden voices and broken hearts that mourn the lost of a faithful soul, a true servant-leader and a great friend to all. This community is better because Steve helped make it so. Janet, you, family and Steve are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you...

Madan Goyal

June 26, 2015 3:21PM

Thank you for your friendship and community service.

Aline Perry

June 26, 2015 10:28AM

Dear Janet and family, the upside to illness is we meet a lot of wonderful people like you and Steve. It makes me smile when I remember Steve singing "You are my Sunshine" with Mom when she was having a rough day. God bless and comfort you! Aline and Albertina

Mary Soheili

June 26, 2015 9:22AM

Dear Janet and family,
While have only known you and Steve for a couple years, he will truly be missed. I so loved singing and talking with him in the evenings. He was always so caring towards my mother, Helen. We will continue to keep all of you in our prayers.
Love, Mary & Mohammad

Laura Williamson

June 26, 2015 8:20AM

Janet, I'm so sorry to hear about Steve. He was a great guy and will be missed. Please accept my condolences for your loss.

Margaret "Maggie" Cole

June 25, 2015 10:02PM

Janet and family – We are so very sorry for your loss. There are no words to ease the hurt or fill the void in your heart today, in time wonderful memories will. Margaret "Maggie" & Roy Cole

John and Sandie McKinley

June 25, 2015 6:49PM

Janet, we are sorry for the passing of Steve. I saw it in the newspaper today. Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Sandie & John

Will & Cris Gilbert

June 25, 2015 4:24PM

Dear Janet,
My deepest condolences to you and the family. Steve was a great friend and colleague in the mediation field. He truly embraced it and was a good negotiator. He was also such a compassionate man and served our community with all he had. He was a great friend who helped anybody in anyway he could. I was grateful to you both for being there for me during the campaign season of my life. May you find peace that passes all understanding. Blessings, always~ Cris & Will

Barbara Oldenburg

June 25, 2015 3:41PM

My sympathy to you, Janet, and your family.

Vicki Cravens

June 25, 2015 3:06PM

Dear Janet and family,
I was so sorry to hear about Steve's passing. I will always remember the great times we had at LP activities--and especially all those wonderful Live from Plano performances.

He was such a positive force in our community, and I hope your memories of him will bring you comfort.

Sending prayers and hugs,

Joyce Jones

June 25, 2015 2:08PM

So sorry for your loss. Steve was an amazing man - loved being in Live from Plano with both of you. He will be missed. May God raise you up and provide healing.

Roger Bolin

June 25, 2015 12:49PM

I have a lot of great memoreies with Steve. we worked on a lot of campaigns together and served on various committees. Steve will be missed, but he leaves a great legacy for all to follow.

Jim & Jodie Wallace

June 25, 2015 12:05PM

Dear Janet and Family,
Jim and I would like to let you know that we are sadden to learn of Steve's passing. Steve was such a wonderful man who always cared for others in all capacities. He always made time to speak with us whenever we where in the same room and always had a great smile and always cared about us as well. He was an outstanding and honorable leader who made a positive impact with integrity for the community of Plano. Please know that Steve will remain in our hearts and prayers along with you Janet and your family. Blessing and much Love! Jim & Jodie Wallace

Diane Johnson

June 25, 2015 11:45AM

Dear Janet and family,
Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. Steve was a good man and a true servant-leader.
Alan & Diane Johnson