Doc was a well known singer, songwriter, radio host and poet. He was a co-founder of the Cowboy Performing Arts Society (COPAS), sponsorship/entertainment manager for the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville and was affiliated with BMI. Doc received numerous awards, including lifetime achievement award from the Atlanta Society of Entertainers, a certificate of award from the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame in the Hillbilly-Country-Western Music industry and a resolution from the Senate of the State of Georgia as the official Georgia Cowboy Balladeer. He attended First United Methodist Church of Lithia Springs. Doc was born Nov. 28, 1937, in Abingdon, Va., a son of the late Ernest Stovall and Ernestine Warren Stovall.
Surviving are his wife of 24 years, Margaret "Marty" Stovall of Lithia Springs; children, Scott Smith and his wife Marge of Newnan, Andy Smith and his wife Darci of Locust Grove, Jeff Stovall of Washington, D.C., Stephanie Phillips of Richmond, Va. and Kelly Stovall of Raleigh, N.C.; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Bobby B. Stovall and his wife Martha of Raleigh, N.C., and Eddie L. Stovall and his wife Renee of Haines City, Fla.; aunt, Babe Warren of Lake Wales, Fla.; and a host of extended family and special cowboy friends.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, March 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. In honoring Doc's wishes, he was cremated and a memorial service will be held Sunday, March 25, at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Pastor Jason Lyle and Dr. Lawrence Wilson will officiate.
In lieu of flowers the family would suggest donations in Doc's memory to The American Diabetes Association and/or The American Heart Association.
Those who wish to express condolences or share a special memory online may do so at www.whitleygarner.com.
Arrangements by Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, Douglasville, GA, Phone 770-942-4246.