Leo Eugene Stack, Jr., age 80, of Inverness, Florida, died Nov. 25, 2012 at
Arbor Trail Health & Rehab Center.
Leo was born in East Gary, Ind., on Sept. 18, 1932 to the late Leo Eugene
Stack, Sr., and Geraldine Roark Stack and moved to Florida in 1972 from
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth on Nov. 11, 2009 and by two
daughters, Jo Ann Haney and Andrea Louise Stack Clayton.
He is survived by three children, Leo Eugene Stack, III of Ft. Myers, Fla.;
Kathy Jo Stack Ganga, Ironwood, Mich.; Lisa Ann Stack Corey, Porter, Ind.;
four step-children, Charles Mergl, Kingston, New York; Joseph Mergl,
Waldwick, New Jersey; William and Robert Mergl, both of Inverness, Fla.; his
brother and sister, Ronald J. (Doris) Stack, Titusville, Fla. and Nona
(Bill) Ong, Chesterton, Ind.; 13 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren;
13 step-grandchildren and 9 step-great-grandchildren.
Also surviving, special daughter-in-law, Alice Wells, and Walter Wilson, a
good friend for 40 years.
He was a water testing and certification technician for the City of
Inverness and served in the U.S. Navy. He was the last surviving charter
member of the Inverness Moose Lodge No. 2112 and also was a member of the
Eagles Lodge. He created the curriculum for the waste water management
certificate program at the Withlacoochee Vocational School. He was an all
around intelligent person who loved worldly travels and was an avid
participant in conserving natural resources.
Most of all, he was a loving husband to his wife, Ruth whom he married on
August 14, 1984 until her passing on November 11, 2009. He also was a loving
father, son, brother, and grandfather. He will be missed in the hearts and
lives of his family and friends.
Funeral services will be on Friday, Nov. 30, at 11:00 a.m. from the Chas. E.
Davis Funeral Home with Fr. Erwin Belgica, of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic
Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the
hour of service.