Doyle Leo "Bro. Honey" Stogsdill, son of the late Charles and Myrtol Rayfield Stogsdill, was born in Ellington, Mo., on March 23, 1934, and died at his home in Bloomfield, Mo., on Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at the age of 76.
Mr. Stogsdill served in the U. S. Marines as a chaplain's assistant. He retired from American Can in St. Louis, Mo., in 1973. He had pastored several churches in the area and retired from the Bell City General Baptist Church in 1994, where he is still a member. Bro. Honey blessed many with his ministry and piano playing.
On June 16, 1962 he was married to Barbara Jane McFarland in Gray Ridge, Mo.
Surviving are his wife, Barbara Jane Stogsdill of Bloomfield; one daugher and spouse, Ramona and Robert Feezor of Barlow, Ky.; three sons and spouses, Steve and Cheryl Stogsdill of Ledbetter, Ky., Rusty and Rhonda Stogsdill and Rodney and Debbie Stogsdill, all of Bloomfield; seven grandchildren, Bailey and Daniel Feezor of Barlow, Ky., Kristi (John) Moon of New Concord, Ky., Joshua Stogsdill of Ledbetter, Ky., Drew (Lynn) Shipman of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Gage and John Paul Stogsdill of Bloomfield; four great-grandchildren, Isaac and Faith Feezor of Barlow, Ky., Kinsley and Kiley Moon of New Concord, Ky.; one sister, Lorene Bounds of Fredericktown, Mo.; two brothers, Hayden Stogsdill of Florissant, Mo., and Beacher Stogsdill of LaCenter, Wash. Other relatives and many friends also survive.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, from 5-8 p.m. at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield, Mo.
Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at 1:30 p.m. in the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield, Mo., with the Rev. William Culp and Rev. Bob Bradford officiating.
Interment will follow in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield with Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home of Bloomfield in charge of arrangements. Full military honors will be provided by Missouri Military Honors and American Legion Post 59 of Dexter, Mo.
Memorials may be made to the General Baptist Missions or the missions of your choice.