W. L. Studer, 80, El Dorado Springs, MO passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at his home in El Dorado Springs. W. L. was born December 5, 1938 in Seymour, TX. He graduated from Dimmitt High School in 1957 and married his high school sweetheart, Shirley Ann Stalcup, in 1958. Following their marriage, they moved to Amarillo, TX and raised four children.
W. L. worked for Gattis Shoe Store for 20 years, retired, and went to work at Amarillo Stockyards. He was very active in his community and church. While raising a family in Amarillo, he loved being our school mascot, to driving the athletic bus, to keeping our school clean. He loved his family very much, especially his grandchildren. He had the kindest heart.
In 2002, W. L. and Shirley moved to Missouri to be near their son, David, and his family. He loved making people happy and putting smiles on faces. He also loved baking cookies for everyone in town. W. L. never went anywhere without a pie or bag of cookies. Another pastime of his was crocheting. He made potholders, baby blankets, scarves and afghan’s for just about everyone in town, including the nurses who cared for him. He was a member of Hospital Road Church of Christ where he served as an elder for 7 years.
He is preceded in death by his mom, dad, one brother, and one sister. He is survived by his wife Shirley of 61 years, four children, and nine grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at the funeral home.
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