He faithfully served his country as a full-time tech sergeant at the 134th National Air Guard Refueling Wing.
He attended Brainerd Baptist Elementary, Baylor School, and the University of Tennessee, where he was a lifelong Tennessee Volunteers fan. He never met a stranger and was a friend to all. His kind heart and joyful spirit will be sadly missed.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. Finley Wilhoite and Mr. and Mrs. Walter O. Stover; and his uncle, Steven Wilhoite.
Survivors include his wife, Molly Groves Stover; mother, Phyllis Hamilton and her husband, Albert Hamilton; his father, Randall Stover and his wife, Melony Stover; brother, Daniel Stover; sister, Angela Haygood; niece, Hayley; and nephew, Elijah.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Grissom Funeral Home.
Interment will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in Chattanooga National Cemetery, with military honors.
Donations may be made in Joel's honor to the Mountain Man Memorial March, www.mountainmanmemorialmarch.com
Mark S. Grissom is funeral director.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Stover family guest book at www.grissomfh.net.