HOOVER, Ala. - Walter B. Stumpff Jr., 84, of Hoover, Ala. and formerly of Tuscaloosa, Ala. and Lewistown, died at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at his home in Hoover, Ala.
Born Dec. 2, 1929, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Walter B. Stumpff Sr. and Jessie (Moore) Stumpff.
Walter is survived by: his wife, Doris Jean (Speck) Stumpff, whom he married on June 14, 1952; his children, Susan Pritchett and husband, Steven, of Birmingham, Ala., Dr. Nancy Lowenstein and husband, Dr. Edward Lowenstein, of Auburn, Ala., MaryBeth Ranum, of Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, and John Stumpff and wife, Dr. Tammy Stumpff, of Bessemer, Ala.: nine grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; and sister, Nancy Rummel and husband, Wallace, of St. Petersburg, Fla., and their children and grandchildren.
A 1952 graduate of Purdue University, Walter was also a retired Lt. Commander of the U.S. Naval Reserves, serving from 1955 to 1958, stationed in Bermuda for portion of the time.
He was a chemical engineer for B.F. Goodrich for 37 years, living in Brazil, Peru and Iran for 12 of those years. Walter loved to travel and working overseas provided a great opportunity to fulfill that passion.
After retirement, he and Doris travelled all over the country and to Alaska in an RV. They went on several cruises and trips to see the sights around the world.
Walter attended the Community Highlands Bible Church, Highlands, N.C., where he and his wife spent their summers for for more than 20 years. He enjoyed volunteering at the Highlands Visitors Center and the local forest service. In Tuscaloosa, he was an active member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, was a member of the Civitans Club, on the Boy Scouts of America executive board in Tuscaloosa, on the Symphony executive board and a volunteer at Druid City Hospital.
His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Gary Roth officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery.
His family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions in Walter's memory can be made to the charity of one's choice.
Online condolences can be offered to the family at www.hellerhoenstinefuneralhome.com.