Isaiah “Mr. Ike” Stovall, 96, of Mt. Vernon, died 6:10 a.m. Thursday, April 3, 2014, at his home in Mt. Vernon.
He was born Saturday, Aug. 11, 1917, in Cotton Plant, Ark., the son of George and Ellafair (Connor) Stovall. He married Edna (Jones) Buter in St. Louis; she preceded him in death in 1975.
He is survived by six sons, Louis Butler of Arizona, Joseph Butler of Louisiana, Ronald Butler of St. Louis, Ernest Butler of St. Louis, Collier Butler and wife Virginia of Houston, Texas, and James Butler and wife Patricia of Mt. Vernon; 38 grandchildren including James Allen Butler III and wife Crystal of Mt. VErnon; several great-grandchildren including Sarah and Kara Butler of Mt. Vernon; a sister, Odessa Hamilton of St. Louis; and several great-great-grandchildren and great-great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and two sisters, Olivia and Arnetha.
Mr. Ike worked at the munitions plan in St. Louis during World War II and also as the owner and operator for Ike’s TinCo Service Station. He was a man who truly loved to take care of the people in his community.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at the chapel at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn with Monsignor Daniel Jurek officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of services at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8, in the chapel at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or to the American Kidney Association and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.