Weems Carl Stoecker, 66, of Groesbeck, TX passed away Thursday, February 5, 2015, at his home on Lake Limestone. An informal gathering of friends and family will be held Wednesday, February 11th at 1:00 p.m. at Blair-Stubbs Chapel in Mexia,TX to commemorate his life; Masonic Rites will follow. He was preceded in death by his parents Austin and William Stoecker. He is survived by his daughters, Amanda "Mandy" Stoecker of Atlanta, GA and Anna Holub (Jason) of College Station, TX; siblings, William "Ben" Stoecker (Pat) of Sacramento, CA, Austin "Dolly" LeMay (Tim) of Wortham, TX, Mike Stoecker (Beth) of Conroe, TX, Jill Stoecker of Gary, TX; grandchild, Hudson Holub as well as numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends. Carl was born February 3, 1949 in San Antonio, TX. He graduated in 1967 from North Shore High School in Houston, TX. During his college years he played football at Wharton County Junior College and Texas A&M and could often be heard boasting that he still held the record for the longest field goal at WCJC. After college he co-managed the family ranch and raised commercial cattle and Santa Gertrudis. Carl was an avid hunter, fisherman, and passionate gardener with the ultimate green thumb. More often than not, he could be found riding his 4 wheeler around the neighborhood delivering veggies and counting deer with his faithful sidekick, "Dakota", in tow. In addition, he had a tremendous love for travel and recently spent 2 months exploring Yellowstone National Park and made his inaugural international voyage to Cozumel, Mexico. Carl was most at home when he was outdoors or in a deer stand.
Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 1:00pm, Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home