William “Bill” A. Stokes, age 79 of Clinton, Tennessee entered his heavenly home on March 6, 2019 after a courageous battle against Parkinson’s Disease. He was born on December 13, 1940. Bill dearly loved his Lord, wife, family, children, grandchildren, and friends. Bill was a member of Red Hill Baptist Church for many years where he ministered to many as a youth leader and deacon. He worked for many years as a Service Manager for Ford. He spread joy to everyone who crossed his path, and never failed to crack a joke all the way up to his last days.
He is preceded in death by parents, Z W Stokes and Lena “Lois” Stokes; brother Norris Henry “Buddy” Stokes; sister Mary June Burris, and Brother-in-Laws Max Burris and Troy Estes.
He is survived by his wife, Hazel Stokes; brother Jerry Stokes (Dianne) of Kingston; sister Wanda Estes of Harriman; daughters Tracy Souder and Lena Scott (husband Steve) of Clinton; son Lee Stokes (Gina) of Clinton; grandchildren Eric Mathes, Morgan Smith (husband Zane), Blake Scott (Amy), Taylor Bailey (husband Christian), and Peyton Dickson (husband Jessy); great grandchildren Carson, Haley, Jackson, Lincoln, and Callie, and a host of special nieces and nephews.
Receiving of friends will be Monday, March 9, 2020 from 5:00-7:00pm at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home with a Funeral Service to follow. Graveside will be Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 11:00am at Red Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. www.holleygamble.com