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Harold "Sonny" Guy Stockdale, Jr.

January 6, 1945 — February 2, 2024

Waynetown

Harold “Sonny” Guy Stockdale, Jr., 79, of Waynetown, IN, Passed February 2, 2024. Born January 6, 1945 in Crawfordsville, the son of Harold Guy Stockdale, Sr. and Ruby Ella (Sewell) Stockdale. He married Judith Lacey November 24, 1973 and enjoyed 50 years this past November.

He is survived by, siblings: Joe (Dianne) Stockdale of Lambertville, Michigan, Dan Stockdale (wife, Francine and Dusty deceased) of Wadsworth, Ohio, Susie Abernathy (husband, Scott deceased) of Reno, Nevada, daughter:   Melissa “Missy” and Jason Holt of Waynetown, IN, grandchildren:  Blake Alan Holt and Madysen Ann Holt both of Waynetown as well as several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents and an infant son.

Sonny worked hard on the family farm in Veedersburg, IN that was purchased in 1957 and sold in 1977.  He loved to farm and his John Deere tractors, spending countless hours in the fields.  He then started working for Bowen Engineering until retirement.  In his earlier years he enjoyed Nascar racing and was a “Ford Man”.  He attended many races with his brother-in-law (Bob Lacey)  and niece (Sherry Watson).  He continued to attend the Nascar races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Michigan International Speedway.  After retirement he was focused on his grandchildren.  At a young age Blake began racing an ATV and he eventually transitioned to a dirtbike.  He was proud of his talent and traveled all over watching him race, never missing an event.  Mady's love was basketball at a young age.  He was consumed with her talent and love of basketball, never missing a game.  Both grandchildren were his life and he took great pride in their faith in the Lord.  He never knew a stranger over the years.  He loved his church, Hillsboro Church of the Nazerene, as well as his pastor, Gregg McDonald.  He was an avid Purdue Boilermaker basketball fan.  Family requests any family or friends wear Purdue attire to his visitation if a fan as well, of course not required.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hillsboro Christian Academy.

Visitation will be held Thursday, February 8, 2024 from 5-7pm (EST) and Friday, February 9, 2024 from 10-11am (EST) with funeral to follow at 11am (EST) all will be held at the funeral home.  Procession for interment after to Waynetown Masonic Cemetery, Waynetown, IN

Arrangements entrusted to Shelby & Keller Funeral Home, 622 3rd St., Covington, IN, 47932  (765) 793-2221  www.shelbykellerfh.com

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, February 9, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Shelby & Keller Funeral Home and Cremation Services

622 3rd Street, Covington, IN 47932

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Funeral Service

Friday, February 9, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Shelby & Keller Funeral Home and Cremation Services

622 3rd Street, Covington, IN 47932

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Interment

Friday, February 9, 2024

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

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