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.