James Ray Stoll, 47, passed
away Thursday, April 26, 2012.
He was born April 28, 1964 in Princeton. He had lived in Owensville for the past 16 years,
moving from Princeton.
Jim was a member of HillsideUnitedMethodistChurch in Princeton and was an active member of the Fraternal Order of
Police, Princeton Lodge 115. He was a captain with the Gibson County Sheriff’s
Office where he had served as a deputy sheriff since 1995 and was currently a
Task Force Agent for the DEA.
Jim is survived by his wife,
Rachael Stoll of Owensville; two children, Victoria E. Stoll of Princeton and
Tanner Hope of Owensville; his mother, Judy Stoll of Princeton; mother-in-law
and father-in-law, Becky and Paul McDaniel of Princeton; a sister, Susan E.
(Stoll) Gray (Bill) of Princeton; two brothers, John David Stoll Jr. (Jennifer)
of Evansville and Joe Stoll (Cathy) of Brownsburg; aunt, Janet K. (Abbott)
Womack (Willard) of Fayetteville, Georgia; nieces and nephews, Kara and Kristen
Gray, Jessica and Andrew Stoll and Zach Stoll; sisters-in-law, Kelly Memmer, Emily Dawson (Elliott) and a special law
enforcement mentorship with his sister-in-law, Amy Ellis (Mitch);
brothers-in-law, Rick McDaniel (Shannon) and Andy McDaniel (Julia).
He was preceded in death by
his grandparents, Kay and Jim Abbott and Luella and John Stoll; and his father,
John David Stoll Sr.
Funeral services will be held
at Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at HillsideUnitedMethodistChurch, 828 W 100 N, in Princeton, with Rev. Brian Cook officiating. Burial will follow at OakHillCemetery in Patoka.
Visitation will be from Monday and again from Tuesday all at HillsideUnitedMethodistChurch.
Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton is handling the arrangements.
down the Gibson County Sheriff's Office in observance of Capt. Jim Stoll's
funeral today was the easiest decision Sheriff George Ballard said he's made.
"We're going to show as much respect to our comrade as
we possibly can. Our employees want to be there. They want to be at his funeral
and I'm certainly not going to deny them that," Ballard said.
The jail, emergency dispatch and work release program will
run normally today.
Stoll, 47, was found dead at his Owensville home last week
after suffering from apparent respiratory arrest. He worked for the office
since 1995. As one of the two department captains, he was the second-highest
ranking officer on the force. Ballard said for the last three years Stoll
served with a Drug Enforcement Administration task force, a demanding job, even
by law enforcement standards. Ballard described Stoll as a loyal officer who
worked hard to curb local drug activity. Stoll's survivors include two children
and his wife, Rachael.
Today's service starts at at HillsideUnitedMethodistChurch in Princeton. Visitation will continue today starting at at the church until the funeral begins.
Ballard said in lieu of flowers, the sheriff's office is
accepting donations to go into a memorial fund at the direction of Stoll's
mother. No plans are set for money collected.
"We're just going to wait and see, but we will do
something that is quite appropriate," Ballard said.
Ballard thanked surrounding law enforcement agencies that
have offered assistance during their time of mourning.