William “Bill” A. Stokes, age 79 of Clinton

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

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:30 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, and cats Oliver, Bow and Libby.

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