Hubert O. "H.O." Stump
Hubert O. "H.O." Stump, a life long resident of Lockwood, Mo., passed from this life to be with his Lord Jesus on Monday, July 21, 2014 at the age of 87 years.
He was born on October 17, 1926 to John and Ruth (Heiskell) Stump on the Heiskell farm north of Lockwood. H.O. was a 1944 graduate of Lockwood High School. At the age of 17, he joined the United States Navy serving on the Destroyer USS Gatlin in the Pacific near Hiroshima, Japan when atomic bombs ended World War II with V-J Day.
Following the Navy, he returned to Dade County to begin his life long work as a grain and cattle farmer. Raising cattle as a cow-calf operation, in which he excelled and was an enjoyment to him, from the strength of his youth until "time took its toll" still with his boots on.
H.O. was a member of the Kings Point Baptist Church for 78 years having given his life to the Lord Jesus and being baptized at the age of nine by Pastor H.L. Knight in 1936. He was united in marriage to Lewalta Wood Myer on October 27, 1986. Together they shared 27 years.
Preceding him in death were his parents; and two sisters, Opha Bingham and Eunice Bray. Survivors include his wife, Lewalta Stump of the home; his step-daughter, Melinda Myer of Minneapolis, MN; two nieces, Linda Lacy and husband Michael of Athens, GA and Nancy Dunnaway and husband Joe of Roswell, GA; one great-niece, Beth Heffner and husband David and their two children of Houston, TX; many Stump and Heiskell cousins; and numerous good neighbors and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2014 in Kings Point Baptist Church, 594 West Dade 182, Lockwood, Mo. Burial will follow in Kings Point Cemetery. Friends may call at their convenience on Friday in Lockwood Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kings Point Cemetery.
Online condolences may be shared at www.greenfieldfuneralchapel.com. Services are under the care of Lockwood Funeral Chapel.
Published in the News-Leader on July 24, 2014