A Celebration of Life for Larry Donnell Stover Sr., 62, of Hillsboro will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Shiloh M.B. Church with the Reverend Willie James Mangrum officiating and inhumation in Sterrs Cemetery. The body will lie in repose one hour prior to funeral. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Reynolds Funeral Home. Public viewing will be Thursday from 4:00pm -7:00pm and Friday from 10:00am-5:30pm at the funeral home.
Larry Donnell was born in Lawrence County, Alabama on October 2, 1956 to the late Mr. Dave Leonard Stover and the late Mrs. Willie Mae Sears Stover. He passed from this life into eternal rest on December 2, 2018 in Hillsboro, Alabama.
Donnell accepted Christ at an early age and joined Moulton Heights Missionary Baptist Church. Donnell was a talented gospel singer and gifted musician, which was a God-given talent, as he never formally studied music. Over decades, Donnell played the piano and organ for several gospel groups and served as Minister of Music for multiple church choirs. Donnell was a very generous man. He was generous with his smile, his talents, such as grilling and working on cars. He loved people. In fact, he never met a stranger. He loved to talk and laugh, and if you wanted a long conversation, especially about his Lord and Savior, Donnell was your man. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman.
He was a graduate of West Morgan High School, where he excelled in the sports of basketball and football. He was a thirty-year employee of General Motors Corporation, from which he retired on January 1, 2014. Best of all, Donnell loved God, and close to his heart were his three outstanding grandboys.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Beverly Stover
On February 22, 1980, he was united in holy matrimony to Levolia Draper of Somerville, AL, and to their union two children were born, Larry Donnell Stover, Jr. (Zakiyyah) and Jessica Jeanell Stover (Terry). He also has another daughter, Deja Latwand White (Shannon).
He also leaves to cherish his memory: his siblings, James Stover (Ethelene) of South Carolina, Leonard Ann Stover Jones of Harvest, AL, Gwendolyn Madden (Percy Lee), David Lee Stover, Willie Floyd (Annie), Irish Ann Stover Strain, Tony Joe Stover (Diane) all of Decatur, AL; three grandsons, Jaquayivous Donnell Stover of Kansas City, MO, Tyree Demond Ellison and Terrick Lamar Thomas, both of Decatur; two uncles, Charles and LC Sears both of Decatur; one aunt, Geneva Martin of Decatur; four brothers-in-law, James, Calvin, Richard and Alfonza Draper; three sisters-in-law, Ada Melton, Marvelene Faulk, and Orell Dillard ; lastly, he leaves a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to cherish his memory.