Lynn “Sticky” Stockall was born March 6, 1947, to Robert and Marie Stockall in North Platte where he resided all his life. Lynn, a sports enthusiast, business owner, and community supporter, passed away on May 2, 2024. 

He attended North Platte schools and graduated from NPHS, earned his Boy Scout Eagle Award, and went on to graduate from Mid Plains Community College.  

Lynn was passionate about all sports, especially fishing, hunting and youth baseball. He went to work at Young’s Sporting Goods while still in high school and was a longtime, devoted employee (clients often sought out Lynn’s vast sports expertise to guide them) and he served as student manager of the men’s basketball team while in college.

Lynn, often with his tobacco pipe and that familiar smell, spent many mornings in the duck blind or the Sandhills fishing lakes with friends. Lynn could always be found at the Legion Baseball Field where he devoted much of his free time helping wherever needed and he worked with the Legion Baseball program as often as he could.

Lynn’s servitude was also witnessed in his membership and leadership positions of the Eagles, Moose Lodge and Ducks Unlimited. His dream to operate his own gun store came true when he opened River Valley Gun Gallery in 2013. He devoted these past years sharing his great knowledge of guns and gun safety with anyone who came through the door.  

Lynn leaves behind a legacy of service and commitment to the youth of North Platte.

He is survived by his brother, Roger Stockall (Sandy) of North Platte; sister, Linda Morrison of Omaha; sister-in-law, Vicky Stockall of Aurora, CO; nieces and nephews, Justin Stockall (Chrissie), Casey Stockall (Ashley), Sarah Stockall (Aaron), Susan Yelinek (James) and Dan Morrison (Jennifer); and many great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and his many friends.  

Lynn was preceded in death by his grandparents; his parents, Robert and Marie; brother, Mike Stockall; and brother-in-law, Howard Morrison.

Memorial service is 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 28 at First United Methodist Church and family will be greeting friends beginning at 9:30 a.m.

May 30 will be dedicated as “Lynn Stockall Night” at Bill Wood Field as both teams will be playing, beginning at 5 p.m. Feel free to come out to support youth baseball, eat popcorn and share stories of Lynn.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are to the North Platte Legion Baseball Program.  The memorial book may be signed online at odeanchapel.com or at Odean Colonial Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements.

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