William Henry "Bill" Stokes

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

William "Bill" Henry Stokes, 76, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Friday, June 7, 2013, at the Twin Rivers Medical Center in Kennett, Mo.

He was born on July 4, 1936, in Patterson, Ark., and was the son of the late William Jefferson and Rachel (Merrell) Stokes.

Bill gave his life to Christ as a young child.

He was united in marriage to Marilyn Broadway on Jan. 11, 1958, and to this union three children were born.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Marilyn Stokes; children: Sherry Stokes of Rector, Ark., Cheryl Gass and husband Jim of Texarkana, Ark. and Roger Stokes and Anita Brandon of Knippa, Tex.; five grandchildren: Daniel Steen and wife Amy, Lucas Gass, Taylor Stokes, Zachary Stokes and Sydney Gass; brother, Jeff Stokes and wife Annette of Bartlett, Tenn. and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2013, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Mark Book, Billy Russell and Gary Laughlin officiating. Burial was in Piggott Cemetery in Piggott. Pallbearers were Daniel Steen, Lucas Gass, Jim Gass, Brice Gunter, Craig Gunter, and Chris Wegel. Honorary pallbearers were the employees of Little River Drainage District. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott, Ark., was in charge of the arrangements. Visitation was held Monday evening at the funeral home.

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