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Larry Stegall (11-03-2016)
Funeral services for
Coach Larry Stegall were
held at 2 p.m. on Sunday,
October 30, 2016, at First
United Methodist Church
of Farmerville, with Rev.
Hank Hamilton officiating.
Interment followed at
Mount Nebo Cemetery in
Downsville under the direction
of Kilpatrick Funeral
Homes of Farmerville.
Coach Larry Stegall, age
78 of Farmerville, peacefully
rejoined his wife in
Heaven on Wednesday, October
26, 2016. Born September
1, 1938, in St. Francois
County in Missouri, he
moved to North Louisiana
to attend school and play basketball for then Northeast
Louisiana College. After graduation, he immediately
began his coaching career in Missouri at Bismark Junior
High and later Hillsboro High and North County High,
which was his alma mater. After returning to Louisiana,
he coached at Tallulah High School and Farmerville High
School, eventually settling as head coach in baseball and
basketball at Downsville High School where he coached
for over 20 years. There he won 20 district titles and five
state championships in baseball, as well as multiple district
championships in basketball. He was inducted into
the LHSAA Hall Of Fame in 2009. Though he loved sports,
Coach Stegall found his greatest joy in spending time with
his family, making others laugh, helping strangers and
attending First United Methodist Church of Farmerville.
He was preceded in death by: The love of his life, Gloria
Torrence Stegall, his wife of 50 years; three brothers –
Vernon, Linn, and Jack; four sisters – Ruth, Nita, Theda,
and Jeanie; and his grandson, Scott.
He is survived by: His children; Kimberly and husband
Ricky McCrary, Karen and husband Mardis Dunham and
Jeff and wife Audra Stegall; 10 grandchildren – Rachel and
husband Randy, Brian, Reagan, Sophie, Wyatt, Keith and
wife Dominique, Addey, Alaina, Aidan and Steele; and two
great-grandchildren – Grayson and Betty Jean.
Pallbearers were Larry Long, Wayne Antley, Tony Antley,
Rusty Rugg, William Bandy, and Stan Wilson.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, October
29, 2016, at Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Farmerville.
Online condolence messages may be sent to the family