Donald Eugene Stolz, age 80, of Ozark passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in his home. He was born August 2, 1932 in Springfield, Missouri, to Virgie (Reynolds) Tracy. He was a graduate of Central High School in Springfield, Missouri in 1951. He was a United States Army Veteran and served in the Korean War. He worked 37 years at C&H Sugar Refinery in Crockett, California. He was married to his wife of 58 years Billie Ann Jacks on July 9, 1955. Donald loved to cook and be around his family, friends and his beloved dog Jasper.
Donald was preceded in death by his mother, Virgie (Reynolds) Tracy; and cousins Les Reynolds and Patricia Reynolds both of Springfield.
He is survived by his wife Billie Ann Stolz of the home; son, Steven Stolz and wife Teresa; daughter, Donna Stolz and grandson Mason Stolz of Ozark; brother David Tracy and wife Marsha of Nixa; sister, Judy Bergeron and husband René of Springfield; many nieces and nephews and many friends.
A memorial service will be held 1:00 P.M. Friday, August 2, 2013 at Adams Funeral Home, Ozark with Dr. Ed Burris officiating. Inurnment will follow the service at Missouri Veteran's Cemetery at 2:30 P.M. with full military honors. The family will be gathering afterwards at Hopedale Baptist Church in Ozark.
Published in the News-Leader on Aug. 1, 2013