John Robert Stovall

Stovall 8-2015John Robert Stovall, 77, passed away on August 13th in Clear Lake, Texas. He was born in Blytheville, Arkansas to James and Bernice Stovall. John is survived by his wife, Lynn Stovall, sons, Mike and Robert, and grandchildren, Benjamin, Sydney, and Blake, and numerous family members and friends.

When his nation called he answered by joining the Army and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. He earned an Engineering degree with Honors from The University of Arkansas and worked for most of his career in the space industry with IBM, being part of the team responsible for the Apollo, International Space Station and Shuttle missions. He had a passion for family and travel, and loved to work in the garden and follow Razorback football.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, 20th August, 2015 6:00 PM at University Baptist Church, 16106 Middlebrook Drive, Houston TX 77058. Interment will follow at a later date at Houston National Cemetery.


  1. So sorry to hear of John’s passing. We were neighbors for 10 years in Appalachian, NY and our kids grew up with Mike and Robby. We became really good friends thru sports, boating and all the good things neighbors do with and for each other. Lynn and Donna were so close along with Anne (M), Francis (C), Jane (S) and JP (P). Some of the most memorable times were camping at the Thousand Islands, getting together for fish fries and visiting the wineries in the Finger Lakes. During football season was the Razorbacks against Alabama, West Virginia, Auburn, Oklahoma and Ohio State….John could “call the PIGS” with the best of them!
    This world will miss John.
    Don and Donna Smith

    Don & Donna Smith
  2. So sorry to hear of John’s passing. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    Kim 0’Neal Blair and family

    Kim Blair
  3. Oh, Lynn, I’m so sorry you lost John. It was so fun seeing him at our tennis team parties, and then up in building 4S at NASA working on the space station program. Sending you my thoughts & prayers.

    Nancy Liounis
  4. Lynn, George and I are sorry that John passed away. We remember the fun the tennis team had together many years ago. Our prayers are with you.

    George and Ann Lyon

    Ann Lyon

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