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Kent Smokey Stover

Kent Smokey Stover

Smokey Stover passed away Friday, July 30, 2010, at his home in Hico, Texas following a long illness. He and his wife, Arlene and family, were long time residents of the Brownsboro - Lakecreek area, and of Central Point, Ore.

Smokey was born in Moline, Ill., July 14, 1922. He was the second son and last living member of a family of five brothers.

Smokey served his country in the U.S. Air Force, or as it was called then, the Army Air Corp. He was trained first as an aircraft mechanic, then was offered an opportunity to become a pilot. He flew during WWII, as did one of his brothers. Flying was the thrill of his life, he never lost his love of planes. He learned auto mechanics as a young man and co-owned a repair business in Medford in the 1960s called Medford Scientific. Smokey was well known in the logging community as a heavy equipment salesman for Letourneau throughout the Northwest, and manager of Cal-Ore in Portland

Smokey is survived by his wife of 66 years, Arlene; children, Kendra Baldovino, of Rogue River, Ore., Mike Stover, of Wichita, Kans., Jim Stover, of Eugene, Ore., Margaret Woodville, of Hico, Texas; and fifteen grandchildren.

Condolences will reach Arlene at P.O. Box 526, Hico, Texas 76457.

Kent Smokey Stover