Walter Stockdill Obituary, Death – Walter James Stockdill, a resident of Leeper, Pennsylvania, departed this life in an unanticipated manner at his home on July 10, 2023, at the age of 75 years old. He was removed from this world. He was born on November 19, 1947 in Piney Twp., which is located in Clarion County, Pennsylvania. His parents were named William James Stockdill and Edna Louise (Seybert) Stockdill, and he was their son. In 1968, Walter obtained his high school certificate from Union, which was located in the Kissinger Mills area, where he had spent his whole childhood.
During the time that the Vietnam War was going on, he was a soldier in the United States Army and did an outstanding job of serving his country. After completing the foundational stages of his infantry school in Fort Gordon in Georgia, Walter was transferred to Fort Polk in Louisiana to continue his education in the more advanced facets of the infantry. As a result of his accomplishment of the rank of expert rifleman, his commanding officer tasked him with the job of educating other members of his platoon in the appropriate use of the M16 service rifle.
During his time in the Army, he was honored with both the Defense Ribbon and the Expert Rifleman Medal. Both of these decorations are worn around the neck. In 1967, when Walter was still a teenager, he got his first job, working as a farm hand for Dean Steele. This was the beginning of a long and successful career. In addition to that, he worked as an operator of a cutoff saw at Riders Flooring and Trim Plant, as a tail piece operator at Allison Engineering Deep Mine #9, as a steel cutter and starker for David J. Joseph Company, as an operator of a trim saw and grader for Ochs Lumber Company,
as an operator of a cutoff saw at Riders Flooring and Trim Plant, and as an operator of a cutoff saw at Riders Flooring and Trim Plant. The great outdoors was Walter’s true interest, and because he enjoyed a good challenge, he made the decision to seek a degree in environmental science and ultimately get two degrees related to the topic.