Stanley R. Stull, 71, of Sherwood died peacefully in his wife’s arms, July 29, 2019, surrounded by his family and friends. He was an Air Force “brat” born September 23, 1947 in Champaign Urbana, Illinois to the late Captain Clarence Odell Stull and the late Mary “Geneva” Ryan Stull. Moving back to North Little Rock in 1956 after the death of his father, he graduated from North Little Rock High School in 1965. He began a lifelong career in the automobile business at Bevis Dodge. He began his sales career in 1972 at Jim Ray Toyota. In 1977 he moved to Riverside Motors and stayed there until 2009. After a year with Bale Chevrolet, he moved closer to home and spent his final years working for Russell Honda, retiring in 2016.
Stan loved cars, as a youth he built many model cars, as an adult restored many antique cars and hot rods. Going to car shows was his hobby. He was a proud, active member of Arkansas Street Rods.
He was passionate about spending time with his family, but especially his grandchildren. “Pa” rarely missed a game, program or any event involving his grandchildren. He had endearing nicknames for each of his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Debbie Loyd Stull; son, Rod Stull; daughter and son-in-law, Susie Carlisle Williams and husband Jan Williams; six grandchildren: Jordan Carlisle and his fiancé’ Kathryn Gadberry; Corbin Carlisle Foster and her husband, Chase; Bailey Stull, Cayman Carlisle, Drew Stull and Addison Williams; a sister, Sally Worrell and her husband George; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and his “brother-from-another-mother”, Bob Guess and two “sons-from-another-mother” Tarek Shehadah and Robert Hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Catholic High Foundation at www.lrchs.org/chs-foundationalumni-association/support_catholic_hgh/ or Immaculate Conception Catholic Building Fund.
A “Car Show Casual” Visitation will be 6:00 to 7:00 PM followed by a Prayer Vigil at 7:00 PM Thursday, August 1 at Smith-North Little Rock Funeral Home. Funeral will be at 2:00 PM Friday, August 2 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, which he has attended since 1972.
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