Ray Stover

‒ September 06, 2021

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Ray Stover, age 76, of Mount Vernon, passed away on Monday, Sept. 6, 2021, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon. Ray was born on August 12, 1945, in Point Pleasant, West Virginia.

He was a passionate drag racer, setting many national records and winning numerous NHRA and IHRA events during his 34 years of racing. After retiring from racing, he stayed involved with the sport going on to work with the NHRA for eight years. Golf was another beloved pastime of Ray’s – he loved to play and be out at the course. His local favorite was Chapel Hill, where he was a member for many years. A man of great faith, he was a dutiful servant and volunteer at the First Congregational United Church of Christ. Ray loved to help where he could, being a willing and active volunteer for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, The Cancer Action Network, and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

Ray is survived by his wife of 56 years, Kathy (Ewers) Stover; a son, James (Melanie) Stover of Clearwater, FL; two grandchildren, Isaac and Beatrice.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Beulah Stover and son, Scott Stover in 2010.

Graveside memorial services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 – 10:00 AM in Mound View Cemetery with Rev. Scott Elliott officiating. The Snyder Funeral Home – Lasater Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Stover family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational United Church of Christ.

  • Kathy,

    So sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. Kathy’s Clown will always be remember by fellow racers.
    Thinking of you and your family.

    Phyllis (Dial) Griffith
    Class of 1963

  • So Sorry for your loss Kathy, I always loved seeing Ray at Chapel Hill. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Kathy and family,
    My heart breaks, to hear of Ray’s passing. Thru my job at Kroger, I have met so many wonderful friends. Ray and you hold a special place in my heart.
    Sending Hugs, ♥️
    Susie and Rod

  • The Chapel Hill gang will dearly miss Ray. He always seemed a way to look at the bright side of everything. He was a big part of Chapel Hill and our Senior league. RIP Ray.
    We Love You

  • Kathy….I am so sorry.
    With no newspaper it’s hard to know the passings.

    With much sympathy.