Lamar was born in Gilmer County on Nov. 20, 1922, the son of John William and Rachel Arizona Kimmons Stover. He married Christine Garland Stover on July 15, 1944. They moved to Cartersville in 1952, where Lamar went to work for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, from which he retired after over 40 years of service.
Lamar is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Bernice Stover, Bonita Stover Stiles, Doris Stover Camp and Virginia Stover Gibson; and one brother, Eugene Stover.
Lamar is survived by his wife, Christine Garland Stover; daughter, Sandra Stover Williams and husband, Bill Williams; son, Mitchell Stover and wife Kendal Stover; and sister, Mabel Stover Withrow and husband James; grandchildren, Tonya Ayres Farmer and her husband Michael, Michael Ayres and his wife Audrey, Celeste Stover Hill and her husband Brian and Camille Stover; great-grandchildren, Jacob Garland Farmer, Samuel Ellis Farmer, Elliot Stover Hill and Evelyn Stover Hill; and a host of beloved in-laws, nieces and nephews and dedicated friends.
Lamar was loved by many. He was a good man, devoted to his family -- steadfast and strong. His relationship with his Lord and Savior was evident to everyone that met him in the way he lived his life. The world was a better place with him in it and he will be missed. We are sad, but know that the angels are rejoicing and our Savior flung open the gates of heaven and greeted him saying, "Welcome home good and faithful servant! Welcome home."
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 7, at 11 a.m. at Heritage Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff Wright officiating. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church cemetery in Ellijay with Rev. Coy Richards officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Heritage Baptist Church. Please visit www.owenfunerals.com to post tributes and sign the online guestbook.
Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Drive, Cartersville, is in charge of the arrangements for the funeral of Prescott Lamar Stover.