Stewart Lee Pringle

Stewart Lee Pringle, a resident of Willow Springs, passed away Monday, August 31, 2020 from injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident.  He was born September 9, 1972 to Charles Lee and Edith Anna (Ellison) Pringle and was 47 years old.
Stewart grew up in Willow Springs and attended the local schools. He married Melinda Jeanette Lynn in 2003 in West Plains. He was self-employed as a dairy farmer most of his life and worked part-time as a car dealer. When he was not working, his passion was racing cars. He began driving race cars when he was 15 and enjoyed Bone Stock Class as well as Late Model Stock Car racing. His last racing competition was in 2016 in West Plains, MO. Stewart also loved to hunt, fish, and work on cars. He was described by his family as a “jack of all trades.” He also was a member and attended Crossway Fellowship Church in Willow Springs. He will be dearly missed by his family, his friends, and all who knew him.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents; his great-grandparents, Ernie and Sadie Pringle; and seven aunts and uncles.
Stewart is survived by his wife, Melinda Pringle; daughter, Mykayla Pringle; son, Weston Pringle and his fiancée, Lindy; sister, Charla Story and her husband, Jason, and their children, Jaci Morris and Jaron Story; his parents, Charlie and Edith Pringle; paternal grandparents, Glen and Wanda Pringle; great niece Miley Jo Morris; his aunt, Glenda Wake and her husband, Rick; cousin, Tina Walton and her husband, Dennis and their children, Brady and Kelsey, all of Willow Springs.
For those wishing to stop by the funeral home to sign the register book for Mr. Pringle, they may do so on Thursday, September 3, 2020 from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
A graveside service for Stewart will be held on Friday, September 4, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at the Pine Grove Cemetery with Pastor Dennis Walton officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Willow Funeral Home, LLC. Online condolences may be left at

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