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John Chester Stotler

March 20, 1958 ~ August 29, 2018 (age 60)

            John Chester “Chuck” Stotler, 60, of Montgomery City, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at Gamma Road Lodge in Wellsville, Missouri, with his family by his side.

            Chuck was born March 20, 1958 in Columbia, Missouri, a son of Charles Chester and Melba Lorene (White) Stotler.

            He was a 1977 graduate of Montgomery County R-II High School. 

            Chuck had lived in the Buell and Montgomery City area all of his life.  He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Montgomery City.

            Chuck was employed by the City of Montgomery, working for the Street Department for 28 years.  He had also worked at the Stave Mill in New Florence and raised hogs.

            He enjoyed hunting deer, turkey, rabbit and squirrel.  Chuck also liked riding horses and fishing.  He loved going to auctions, collecting guns and barbequing on the grill.

            Chuck is survived by his children, Marshaell Le’Anne Layton and husband, Ryan, of Montgomery City, Nicholas Allen Stotler, of Lake City, Arkansas and Brandi Kaye McClary, of West Frankfort, Illinois; mother and step-father, Melba Lorene and Carl Burch, of Montgomery City; seven grandchildren, Braylon Lee Stotler, Braxton Alexander Stotler, Bryana Charlene Stotler and Stahr Michelle Stotler, of Lake City, Arkansas and Moriah Wilhelmina McClary Herring, Mackenzie Elisabeth Rose Herring and Maebrie Karolina Jean Herring, of West Frankfort, Illinois; sister and brother-in-law, Kathryn Marie and Keith Burger, of Warrenton; brother and sister-in-law, Dorsey Lee and Susan Stotler, of Montgomery City; step-brothers, Carl H. “Gene” Burch and wife, Dottie, of Montgomery City and David Wayne Burch and wife, Jill, of Montgomery City; in addition to nieces and nephews.

            Chuck was preceded in death by his father, Charles Chester Stotler and brother, Charles Joseph “Joe” Stotler.

            Visitation was held from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Church of the Nazarene in Montgomery City.

            Funeral services were at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, at the church.  Rev. Cheri Griggs and Rev. Justina Klekamp officiated.

            Burial was in Sunrise Memorial Gardens, north of Montgomery City.  Serving as pallbearers were Dave Burch, Gene Burch, J.D. Mitchell, Mike Mitchell, Loyd Smith Jr., Dorsey Stotler and David Strube.  Honorary pallbearers were Mark Creech and Joe Stotler. 

            Services were under the direction of the Myers Funeral Home in Wellsville.

            Memorial contributions were suggested to the American Heart Association c/o Myers Funeral Home, 203 East Bates Street, Wellsville, MO 63384.