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Don Stokes

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Don Stokes, age 77, of Crockett, went to his heavenly home on September 9, 2019 after a short and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Don was born January 28, 1942 in Holly Grove, Arkansas to parents, Boyce “Tom” Stokes and Lois Stevens Stokes. In high school, he was nicknamed “FireBall” and certainly lived up to that name. Don was a veteran of the United States Navy and served during the Vietnam War. Afterwards, he went to work for M. W. Kellogg for several years, living and working overseas and traveled the world. Upon retirement, he moved to Crockett and continued his love of piloting and picked up a new hobby of restoring Model A Fords, entering them into shows throughout the United States. Don was full of wit and humor and could captivate an audience with stories of his many adventures.

Don is survived by his wife, Patsy Stokes of Crockett; daughter, Michelle Stokes of Richmond; step-daughters, Sherry Beckerman of Alexandria, Indiana, Jeanne Villamil and husband, Robert Villamil of Richmond; step-sons, Ricky Johnson and wife, Chris of Palestine, Randy Johnson of Lufkin; five grandchildren, Mario Villamil and wife, Bridgette, Brittany Efron and husband, Ian, Katerina Villamil, Christina Villamil, Dylan Glover; four great-grandchildren, Eli Villamil, Elisa Villamil, James Villamil, Dominic Efron; sisters, Patsy McCaslain and husband, Jimmy, Sara Esch and husband, Bill, Judy Brady and husband, Jim; brother, Boyce Stokes and wife, Ellen. He was preceded in death by parents, Tom and Lois Stokes.

Memorial services for Don Stokes will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019 in the First United Methodist Church with Rev. John Goss and Rev. Malcolm Monroe officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P. O. Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101 or a charity of choice.


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  1. Sorry for the loss of your father and spouse, Don Stokes. Your father and spouse was an important part of the M.W. Kellogg family and will be deeply missed by all of the Kellogg Old Timers Club.

    Bob Bennett, President
    Clarence Banks, Treasurer

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