Share this article

print logo

DEVERE STOVER SR., RAN TRUCK REPAIR FIRM

Devere W. "Smokey" Stover Sr., 62, founder of Smokey's on the Spot in Marilla, died Thursday (Feb. 22, 2001) in Mercy Hospital after a brief illness.

Born in Albion, Pa., he moved to theElma-Marilla area at a young age. In 1976, he opened Smokey's on the Spot, a tractor-trailer repair business, and operated it until 1992, when it was taken over by his son Daniel.

A mentor to many in the trucking business, Stover also worked as a part-time mechanic for Battaglia Trucking from 1976 to 1992.

Stover was a member of the American Motorcycle Association and was vice president of the Western New York Enduor Riders Association.

He also was a member of the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

He was a member of Java Village Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, the former Carol J. Comstock; two daughters, Jacqueline Resto of Buffalo and Shannon Radder of Mission Viejo, Calif.; four sons, Devere W. Jr., Daniel and Daryl, all of Marilla, and Donald C. of Orchard Park; a brother, Charles G. of Buffalo; 16 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Services were held today in Urban-Amigone Funeral Home, Elma. Burial was in Marilla Cemetery, Marilla.

There are no comments - be the first to comment