Mr. E.V. Stormant, of White Springs, FL. passed away early on October 3, 2012 at the age of 97. He was born on October 10, 1914 in White Springs, FL. to the late Edmond and Addie Lee Stormant. E.V. worked full time as an Agricultural Inspector with the State of Florida Department of Agriculture. Following his retirement at age 65, he enjoyed farming, raising livestock and holding an annual "cane grinding and syrup making" event on his small farm located about one mile from his birthplace. Mr. Stormant held himself to a high moral standard and expected the same of others. He was well respected on his job, in his community and in his church. He served an eight year term on the Hamilton County School Board during a pivotal time in Hamilton County. Mr. E.V. was concerned about the students and the future of White Springs, Jasper and Jennings. Mr. Stormant was also an active member at Longbranch Congregational Methodist Church. He was predeceased by a daughter, Patricia Marion Cox and a grandson, Jason Harrell.
He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Doris Williams Stormant; three sons, Ted Wayne Stormant (Phyllis), Ft. White, FL., John Francis Stormant (Susan), Alachua, FL., and Charlie Vernon Stormant (Donna), Douglas, GA.; two daughters, Linda Ellen Tomlinson, Lake City, FL. and Judith Elaine Harrell, Alachua, FL.; one brother, Willie Stormant, Weirsdale, FL.; 19 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 3 great great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 at Longbranch Congregational Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Prospect Cemetery near White Springs.
The family will receive friends on Friday evening at Longbranch Congregational Church between the hours of 5:00-7:00 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Longbranch Congregational Methodist Church (Building Fund) P.O. Box 453, White Springs, FL. 32096
Harry T. Reid Funeral Home, Jasper, FL. is in charge of arrangements.