Nelson Byrd Stall
1935 - 2017
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SMITHFIELD - Nelson Byrd Stall, 82, departed this life unexpectedly Saturday, July 22, 2017. He was the son of the late Roland Robert Stall, Sr. and Iola Agnes Byrd Stall, of Hampton, VA. Nelson Stall graduated from the Apprentice School of NNS&DD Co. in 1958 as a designer. Earning a Shipyard scholarship to North Carolina State University, he graduated in 1961 with high honors in both Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering. He retired from the Principle Financial Group after serving 32 years in the life insurance profession. He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Frances Roberts Stall, daughters Sharon Stall (Edward) Tyng, Lisa Stall (Steven) Harrison and Jann Stall (Donald) Widmayer, a sister June Stall Wolfley, brothers Roland Robert Stall, Jr. and David Grover Stall, four grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother Floyd Milton (Alice) Stall. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and was a loving, caring, generous, compassionate and friendly Christian gentleman who will be greatly missed by his family, church and friends. He was very active in church, Bible Way Fellowship (BWFC). The family will receive friends and relatives at Peninsula Funeral Home in Newport News, VA Thursday, July 27 at 6-7:30 pm. The celebration service will take place Friday, July 28 at 1pm at Hampton First Friends Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the BWFC building fund, 307 Theatre Road, Yorktown Virginia 23696.

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Published in Daily Press on Jul. 26, 2017.
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July 20, 2020
Nelson will always be in our hearts. He is a great man who always brought out the best in everyone!
Robert Riccardo
March 25, 2018
A great mentor and a very principled man. He taught me a great deal.
Glenn Krochmal
August 9, 2017
I just found out a few days ago about Nelson's passing. He is one of the kindest men I have ever had the pleasure to meet. My heart breaks for Frances as they both mean the world to me. Keeping the family in my prayers. Gayle Schmidt Doyer
July 28, 2017
Summer 2014, Smithfield Inn
Pamela Young
July 28, 2017
Summer 2014, Smithfield Inn
Pamela Young
July 27, 2017
We were so sorry to hear of Nelson's passing. He was an encouragement to us. He was a wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Fran. He is now resting in the arms of Jesus!
Clifford and Loraine Baxter
July 26, 2017
Frances Ann, you and your family will be in my prayers in the days ahead. I am so sorry for your loss.
Brenda Perkins
July 26, 2017
Dear Fran and Stall Family, We at Venture Three are very sadden to hear of Nelson's passing. A wonderful man who was kind to everyone. he will be missed you are all in our prayers.
Arlene Shoemaker
July 26, 2017
Dear Frances,
May you feel the loving arms of Jesus as you walk through the next few days and, then, the years following your adjustment without your loving and wonderful husband.
We all thought so much of him and will miss him terribly. His warm and friendly personality always lit up the space around him. Even though he had a lot of suffering, he never allowed that to overshadow a conversation.
I wonder if he and my husband have found each other and what they are conversing about.
May God give you strength and peace for the days to come.
Blessings and prayers,
Ann French
Ann French
July 26, 2017
Fran, we are shocked & deeply saddened of Nelson's passing. We have many pleasant memories of our Florida years. We are thinking of you. Carol MacKenzie & Harvey.
July 26, 2017
To Rob and family, thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow and loss. A life well lived.
Bonnie Bridger Mittelmaier
July 25, 2017
Fran, we were so sorry to hear of Nelson's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Bill and Mary Carpenter
Bill and Mary Carpenter
July 25, 2017
I am so sorry to hear this news. Nelson was a mentor to me and a big influence in my life. I had the pleasure of working with him for almost eleven years. He always treated my family and I with dignity and respect. He was an extraordinary man.
July 25, 2017
Fran, We are so very sorry for the loss of you're loving husband and our precious dear friend. Nelson was the epitome of a true Christian gentleman. He was caring of others and always ready to reach out to someone in need with prayer and friendly spiritual advice. As we mourn our loss, Nelson is dancing on the streets of glory with perfect vision in the presence of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Praise God! Love Bill and Linda Howe
Bill & Linda Howe
July 25, 2017
Fran: We are sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are you with and your family. Although we have only known Nelson a short while, he has become a true friend. Nelson is an inspiration to everyone who meets him. He is an amazing leader and role model. His zest for life is extraordinary! I know he is with the angels. He will be missed by everyone!
Mary and Robert (Port St. Lucie, Fl.)
July 25, 2017
Valentines Dinner together.
Bill & Linda Howe
July 25, 2017
Friends Forever
Bill & Linda Howe
July 25, 2017
Fran, our deepest sympathy and prayers for strength are with you at this trying time. Nelson was a warm, friendly gentleman with a kind heart. His love for you was evident each time he glanced your way. His loss is felt my all that knew him. May God bless and be with you.


Suanne Massey & Frank Massey
Suanne Massey
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