The lyricist passed away on 23 November (16) at OSF Richard Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, Illinois.

Stobaugh's song Oh Sweet Lorraine, which he wrote as a tribute to his late wife, hit the Billboard Hot 100 top 50, making him the oldest person to appear on the list, at the age of 96.

A documentary about the making of the song and Stobaugh's story behind it was also a hit, racking up over seven million views on Youtube.

Stobaugh released a second song, Took Her Home, in 2014. He was laid to rest on Tuesday (29Nov16).