(Photo by Aaron Lux WKMNews)
(Photo by Aaron Lux WKMNews)
When Gene Stockdale, of Hanover, was buried on Friday, only immediate family members were allowed to attend services at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Hanover Chapel due to COVID-19 crowd restrictions but that didn’t stop his many friends and admirers from showing up at the Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds to park and pay their respects as Stockdale’s funeral procession made it’s way through the facility. After military service and a long career as a pipe fitter, Stockdale, 86, spent his retirement taking care of maintenance at the fairgrounds so fair friends and members of his church, Hanover United Methodist, were on hand to pay their respects before the procession went on to burial at New Bethel Cemetery in Chelsea.