OBITUARY

Melville A. Stogner Sr.

March 12, 1940May 31, 2018
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Melville Stogner Sr., 78, of Pangburn, passed away May 31, 2018. He was born March 12, 1940 in Huntsville, Alabama to Shelby and Geneva Browning Stogner. Melville served in the Air Force for 20 years before retiring. He was a Christian man and never met a stranger. Melville traveled the world while doing what he loved best, racing stock cars. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Linda Allison Stogner; daughter, Kimberly Idlebi; and sister, Dora Fay Bartkowiak. He is survived by his sons, Melville Stogner Jr. (Heather) and Sheldon Stogner; son in law, Fayez Idlebi; brothers, Shelby and Robert Stogner; five grandsons, Lucas and John Reeves, Noah Stogner, Bilal and Hamzah Idlebi; and one granddaughter, Batool Idlebi. A visitation will be held Monday, June 4, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Pinecrest Funeral Home, followed by funeral services at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be at Pinecrest Memorial Park.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, June 4, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, June 4, 2018
  • Burial Monday, June 4, 2018
REMEMBERING

Melville A. Stogner Sr.

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Liz Richmond

June 1, 2018

The world lost a great man when Mel passed. What joy he brought to a conversation and when he ended it, the joy hovered over you as a comfortable blanket. How blessed I was by knowing him. Always had a big smile and always the courteous gentleman.
One of my many memories was when we built a fish pond in front of his first home. I gave him my fish and he tended over them as a fussy PARENT. Another one was how fussy he was about having clean eye glasses. When I was able to visit, I always had clean glasses. He loved dirt track racing and we would drive to Beebe to the track and watch the races. I remember his saying a green and white car was bad luck on the track. There was more to the story but because of growing old and memory slipping, I forget the rest.
My sincerest condolences goes out to the family. He is resting in the arms of God and with his loving wife and family.
Although you are no longer with us Mel, your memory will ALWAYS be with those who know and love you. May God's peace cover you all. Liz Richmond

Monty Thompson

June 1, 2018

Mel was a fascinating chatacter to say the least. Countless memories with him and Mel Jr either at a racetrack, racecar shop or Waffle House after the night of racing was over. Any time you were around him, you were going to be laughing about something most of the time. He will be greatly missed. Mel, our thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

Lynette Swindle

June 1, 2018

my thoughts & prayers are with your whole family during this most difficult time.

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