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     Kevin Stump, age 45, of Austin, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, November 14, 2015 in his childhood home in rural Lockwood, Missouri, surrounded by his family.  He lost his long battle with cancer, but actually won as he is at home with his Lord and Savior.

     Kevin and his twin sister, Kathy, were born November 10, 1970 at Fort Scott, Kansas, to Eugene and Connie (Trent) Stump.   He was preceded in death by Kathy; his paternal grandparents, Lee and Faye Stump; and his maternal grandmother, Marie Trent.

     After graduating from Lockwood High School in 1989, Kevin went on to graduate from SMSU, earning an agronomy degree in 1994.  He worked at Tindle Farm Supply/ADM for 13 years.  Kevin then worked for Oakley Fertilizer for eight years in Beebe, Arkansas where he become an avid Razorbacks fan.  He then achieved his dream job, working for a family owned company, Delta Grow Seed, Inc., located in England, Arkansas. Kevin was a faithful member of the United Methodist Church of Cabot, Arkansas. Kevin loved the people he worked with and they became his second family, standing by him throughout his fight with cancer.

     Survivors include the mother of his children, Donette Spann; his son, Justin and daughter, Katelyn; parents, Eugene and Connie Stump; sister, Tammy (Jonie) Engle; and brother, Darren (Melinda) Stump.  Also surviving are his nieces and nephews he loved very much, Jason Engle, Cassie Gomez, Cody Wright, Jackson Engle, Hunter, Landon, Mackenzie and Avery Stump, and great-nieces and great-nephews, Addie, Bentley and Lanie Engle, Connor and Carter Gomez.

     The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 17th at Daniel Funeral Home.

     Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 18th at First Baptist Church of Lamar.  Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to a scholarship fund for Kevin’s children in care of Connie Stump.

Comments  

#34 Cabot, ARKatelyn Stump 2017-02-26 15:10
My father would be very proud and so am I.
#33 Tom & Sondra Riegel 2015-11-30 15:13
I'm so very sorry to learn of Kevin's passing. Your family is in our prayers!
#32 Cabot, ARCaleb Leach 2015-11-18 20:30
Well stump, today was ur funeral. I'll always remember the times when I was just a kid and we would hang out with you and justin. I'll always remember the great memories that we have had a deer camp and the time when you were with me when I killed my first deer. It'll always be tough when I drive by your house and you aren't there but I know that you are in heaven with God. You won your battle because you are with God now. I will always miss you and all the great memories we had.
#31 Richland, MOMcDaniel Family 2015-11-18 11:00
Stump Family,
We send our deepest sympathies to each and every one of you. Kevin was such a positive inspiration during this battle and we are so glad to have known him. He has touched so many lives and will be missed by all who knew and loved him. May God be with you all during this tragic time. Our prayers are with each of you.
Kenneth & Dalene McDaniel
Kim, Kasondra, Kristie, Amanda, Tiffannie and families
#30 Ward, ARChuck and Laura Rooney 2015-11-18 09:37
Kevin you will be missed so much. We are thankful for you being such an important part of our lives for such a short time. Our prayers are with Justin and Katelyn as they continue their life journey without their Dad. Kevin you are an inspiration of faith. Thank you for being our friend and soldier in Christ. We Love and miss you. The Rooneys
#29 Cabot Ar.Debbie Huffman 2015-11-18 09:21
Kevin you will be missed always at Greystone Medical, you always made me laugh. But know you are in such a better place prayers for your family
#28 Bolivar MoAlan Lockhart 2015-11-18 02:26
Justin & Katelyn, I just wanted to tell you that I love you both very much. Your dad raised two wonderful children that he and everyone else is so proud of. I thought very highly of your father and my family and I will never forget what a great person he was. I'm here for you both if you need anything.

Our thoughts and
Prayers:

Uncle Rob, Rachel
& Schyler
#27 Nevada, MORichard & Ilona Robinson 2015-11-17 20:30
Our Lord and Savior recruited a great man of not only great stature but also one of impressive moral and ethical character. Multiple generations of family members have received true inspiration to follow by Kevin. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and friends for their lost. May God keep you all in his grace always.
Peace be with you all.
#26 Golden City, MOJeff Quigley 2015-11-17 18:26
Gene & Connie - we love you and your family, and we're praying for God's grace these next weeks and months. What a blessing to know that there is a great reunion day coming...
#25 Joplin, MOCarol McGuire Tennis 2015-11-17 14:28
My thoughts and prayers are with all of Kevin's family and friedns during this difficult time. Such a great loss.

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