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“I first met Ron at Crane in 1959 when I worked there as a Co-op student engineer from Evansville College. Ron was a good friend and co-worker as I...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Larry Wheelock - Raymondville, TX

“I would like to extend condolences to Ronald's good friends, Burt, Mark and Eileen. He was fortunate to have such wonderful friends. I only wish I...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Karen Wise - Bedford, IN

“Ron was the most patient teacher when I learned to use the computer..I had many stupid question and he was always very patient and kind. Ron gave our...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Andrea Benham Parker - Mitchell, IN

“thank you Ron for organizing the tournaments that shaped my tennis career. Thank you for everything you did for Bedford tennis, you were the heart...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Katie - bloomington, IN

“Ron will always hold a very special place in my heart for the love of tennis he instilled in me. Not to mention he taught me how to serve! (I even...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Jackie (Wintin) Amick - MD

“I personally prob have played 100 tennis matches with Ron over the years, and enjoyed each and every one! He will be missed dearly by all. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Michael Clark - Bedford, IN


Ronald J. Stovall July 19, 1933 – February 8, 2012 Ronald J. Stovall, Avoca-Eureka Road, Bedford, passed away Wednesday evening at White River Lodge in Bedford at the age of 78. He was born on July 19, 1933 in Evansville to Pharl and Mildred Stovall. He was a graduate of Evansville Bosse High School in 1951. Ron married Linda Sue in 1969 and subsequently divorced in 1982. Ron briefly attended college before joining the Army in 1953. He served in Japan as a Microwave Radio Repairman until being honorably discharged in 1955. He returned to college and received his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering in 1959. Ron worked as an electrical engineer for what is now Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane, retiring in 1988 with 30 years service. He was preceded in death by his adolescent brother, Pharl Stovall Jr., followed by his father and mother. There are no surviving relatives. Ron enjoyed flying, radio-controlled boats and tinkering with electronic devices in his basement laboratory. He will be most remembered, however, for his love of tennis, his contributions to the sport locally as director of the Bedford Tennis Club and his many years as assistant boys and girls tennis coach at Bedford North Lawrence High School. He will be greatly missed by all those whose lives he generously touched. Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday Feb 12 at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m on Wednesday Feb 15 at St. Vinncent de Paul Catholic Church With visitation from 9:00 a.m until 10:00 a.m at Ferguson Lee Funeral Home.

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