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James “Jack” Stigall

James Ervin “Jack” Stigall, son of the late Roy and Edith (Moore) Stigall, was born on August 5, 1925, in Blackwell, Oklahoma, and departed this life on April 10, 2016, at Hartville Care Center in Hartville, Missouri. He was 90 years, eight months, and five days of age.

Jack was a lifelong resident of the Mountain Grove and Hartville area. He worked in the auto parts business all of his life. He retired from Cabool Lease in Cabool, Missouri, in 1987.

On June 6, 1943, Jack was united in marriage to Leeta Young. Three sons were born to this union: Dallas, Rick, and Doug. Jack and Leeta enjoyed 73 years together.

Jack loved taking care of his livestock and riding his horses. He enjoyed bird hunting and fishing. Jack was a World War II veteran and served in the Navy during the Pacific Theatre. Not everybody knew it, but Jack was a very accomplished, self-taught harmonica player. He was a longtime member and deacon of Friendship Baptist Church.

Jack will be missed by his family, numerous grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, Jack was preceded in death by one son, Dallas Stigall; two brothers, Sam Stigall and Harold Stigall; and one sister, Olga Kissee.
 
He is survived by two sons, Doug Stigall of Mountain Grove, Missouri, and Rick Stigall of Fayetteville, Arkansas; three sisters, Chlorene Burris of Lebanon, Missouri, Ethelene Naugle of Washington, Illinois, and Virgie Floyd of Hartville; four grandchildren, Jeff Stigall, Cindy Hutsell, Meagan Danielson, and C.J. Stigall; and eight great-grandchildren.
 
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home with Rev. Leon Stigall officiating. Pallbearers were Derrick Hutsell, Jeff Stigall, Jace Hutsell, Dakota Stigall, Gene Burris, and Don Burris. “Amazing Grace” was rendered by Kelsie Hutsell. Burial was in Green Valley Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Green Valley Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

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