Lake Bruce StovallOctober 21, 1934 ~ January 9, 2018 (age 83)
Lake "Bruce" Stovall was born October 21, 1934, in San Angelo, Texas. By his acceptance of Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, he entered HIS presence on January 9, 2018.
In his growing up years Bruce lived in San Angelo, Texas, Ontario, California, and Pioneer, Texas. He graduated from Rising Star HS, Howard Payne University, Southwestern Seminary and The Language School of the College of the Americas in San Antonio.
He pastored Calvary Baptist in Cisco, Pleasant Hill near Cisco, FBC of Olden, Lakeview Baptist, FBC of Crystal City, FBC of Lytle and FBC of Meadow. His last church was Friendship Baptist in Albany, TX for 22 1/2 years. He retired when he was 75, but served the Lord at FBC Cisco as a deacon, a Sunday school teacher and told the children's story.
Bruce married Katherine "Kitty" Pippen in May 7, 1955. To that marriage was born, Sara, Howard, Ed, Cindy and Kelly. In Crystal City, Alma became a part of the family.
In February of 1984, Bruce married Ginger Endsley and her three daughters, Wendy, Susie and Debbie.
From these nine children came 19 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
Bruce served on the Cisco Hospital Board, Cisco ISD Board, BGCT Executive Board and the Executive Board of Big Country Baptist Assembly at Leuders, Texas.
Bruce said of his life "It was a good ride!" because he became a part of what God was doing with His people. This led him to make over 70 trips to Mexico for mission work. A close Hispanic pastor recently told him "We both have Mexican hearts.
Bruce was preceded in death by his parents Ben & Sarah Stovall, brothers B.T., Albert, Harold and Freddie; sisters; Jimmie and Diane; daughter Cynthia Gaye; and great grandson Matthew.
He is survived by his wife, Ginger, 8 children, 19 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren, his brother James and sister Barbara and numerous nieces and nephews.
Bruce was a HS sports fan following schools to 4 state track titles and numerous state football and basketball playoff and finals.
Bruce's first love was God, then family and then friends. He said of his life, "To God Be the Glory!"
The celebration of his life will be Saturday, January 13th at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church of Cisco. There will be no visitation on Friday, but the family would love to invite everyone to eat and fellowship immediately following the funeral service. We ask that your kind expressions of food preparation be brought to the Family Life Center at FBC on Saturday, so we may feed our friends and loved ones there. Following this meal, the family asks to be alone to travel to the cemetery for a private goodbye with Pa Bruce.
Memorial donations can be made to a ministry dear to his heart for many years:
Go and Tell Ministries-Mary Yarbrough, Director. Donations can be made through their website: www.goandtellmexico.org or mailed to Go & Tell Ministries, 1474 W. Price Rd. #131, Brownsville, TX 78520 or to FBC Cisco, P.O. Box 127, Cisco, TX 76437 and they will forwarded to the ministry.