Bobby Gene Stover

September 15, 1947 ~ November 3, 2011

Bobby Gene Stover, age 64, of Sweetwater, formerly of Jonesborough passed away on Thursday November 3, 2011, at the family home. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Sweetwater, where he served in the Church Chancel Choir, also served in the Sweetwater Community Chorus. Mr. Stover was a lifelong dairy farmer of Jonesborough and Sweetwater area. Survivors include his wife of 42 years: Jill Bowman Stover, of Sweetwater, daughters and sons-in-law: Rebecca Lynn and Mark Welch of Niota, Sharon Rena and Robert Hall, of Jonesborough, Beth and Ryan Bader, of Johnson City, grandchildren: Nicole and Michael Harris, Kassidy and Ben Hall, Anna, Luke, Caroline Bader, parents: Paul and Joy Stover, of Jonesborough, sister and brother-in-law: Karen and Rodney Thomas, of Jonesborough, several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Friday at the First United Methodist Church of Sweetwater, from 5:00PM until 7:00PM followed by a presentation by the Church Chancel Choir. The family will receive friends on Saturday morning at the Morris- Baker Funeral Home in Johnson City from 10:00AM until 11:00AM followed by a graveside service and interment 11:30 AM in the Highland Christian Church Cemetery in Jonesborough with Rev. Tony Collins officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Sweetwater First United Methodist Church Chancel Choir, or the Sarah Cannon Cancer Research Center at Centennial Medical Center, in Nashville, TN.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Jill and family & Paul and Joy We are so sorry for your loss. We didnt know about Bobby Gene being sick till a couple of weeks ago. We will continue praying for you all, Bobby Gene is in good hands now. Tommy, Paulette and Brad Presnell

  2. Anonymous says:

    Beth, we are so sorry for the loss of your father. We know how special he was to you and Ryan and your children. We will keep him in our prayers, as well as you and your family. We know that your faith is strong and that you know he is with our Father.

  3. Anonymous says:

    The members of Jonesboro Class of 1965 were so sorry to hear of Bobby’s passing. As per the family’s request I am sending a donation to the Sarah Connon Cancer Research Center from the class. Bobby was a nice guy in school and I regret that he didn’t attend any of our reunions so that we could all get reacquainted, but I know what running a farm is like. I was so surprised to see that he was a singer! And now he’s singing with the angels! May God grant the family peace in knowing that he’s in his new body and not suffering anymore!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Our thoughts are with you at this time of year, as we remember what a shock it was to us when we heard that Bobby had moved to his new home in heaven! He was such a nice guy in high school and even though we lost touch, from what I’ve heard, he remained that nice guy! You were blessed. And now he’s singing with the angels and they are blessed!

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