Wallace O. STOVALL Jr.


STOVALL, Wallace O. Jr. 93, he was born in Tampa on Jan. 24, 1919, to parents, Wallace O. Stovall and Doris Knight Stovall. He lived in Tarpon Springs since 1979. He is preceded in death by his companion, O. Louis Heyliger; and son, Wallace O. Stovall III. He is survived by his children, Sandra S. Mason, Atlanta, GA, Laurens K. Stovall (Jacqueline), Bradenton, Marlene Stovall, Tampa; grandchildren, Lion Mason, Colorado Springs, CO, Wells Mason, Coupland, TX, Lauren Gueriera, Glen-wood Springs, CO, Robin Kelly, Atlanta, GA, Alysia Reade, Austin, TX; & five great-grand-children. He enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in 1942 and served aboard the U.S. Navy frigate "Grand Island" P. F. 14 in the Pacific Theatre. Following WWII, he became Vice President of Knight & Wall Hardware Co., and President of Stovall & Stovall Inc. Insurance Agency. In 1955, he became a licensed fishing guide and continued this vocation until 2009. He retired at the age of 90. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars & the American Legion. A crusty, old salt, he was known to many as Capt. Wally, he was generous to a fault and loved by many. The family will receive visitors between 1-3 pm on Thursday, Dec. 20, at the Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4207 E. Lake Ave. The committal service will begin at 3 pm at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park, 4202 E. Lake Ave, Tampa. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Suncoast Hospice, The Humane Society, the USO or a .

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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Dec. 19, 2012