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Billy Joe Stotler

d. June 2, 2017


Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from 9:30 - 10:30 Waters Funeral Home.


Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Waters Funeral Home in Vandalia.
Officiating: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music: Sharon Hoehn - pianist.
Interment: the Wellsville Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Dean Reed, Johnny Wallace, Robert Dale Stotler, Ed Jackson, Dale Stotler, and Zach Stovall.

Billy Joe Stotler passed away at 8:25 a.m.Thursday, June 2, 2017 at the family's home near Frankford, Missouri. Billy attended schools in the Vandalia area and attended New Harmony Christian Church. Billy and Honey met at an early age near Montgomery City. He started driving a dump truck for Paul Goodman and then for his dad's construction company. Billy skidded brick at A. P. Green Refractories in Mexico and while there also bought the Shell station on Liberty Street. He then moved his family back to Vandalia where he owned and operated the Texaco station and later the North Star station at the south edge of town. During much of this time, Billy owned a farm near Laddonia and Perry. In the late 80s he purchased a home and mechanic shop near New London. Billy retired in 2001 when he and Honey bought a farm near Frankford. He was a member of the Teamsters and the National Truck Pulling Association. Billy enjoyed raising horses, pulling trucks and hotrods, stock car racing, camping, and boating on the Mississippi and the Lake of the Ozarks.

Born: January 25, 1943 near Olney, Missouri, the son of Joseph William "J. W." and Opal Nadine (Baker) Stotler.

Married: "Honey" Hampton in Curryville on April 23, 1965; she survives.

Survivors include: wife, "Honey" of rural Frankford; two sons: Larry J. and wife, Molly Stotler of Vandalia; Mark W. and wife, Lorrie Stotler of New London; one daughter, Julie D. Stotler of Lake Ozark; also survived by one brother, two sisters, ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; one brother and one sister.

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