John Keith Stokes

  • DIED: March 5, 2013
  • LOCATION: Glenmora, Louisiana

John Keith Stokes
Services for John Keith Stokes will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2013 at Pine Ridge Baptist Church, 6026 Hwy. 112, Melder, LA 71433, with Rev. Jason Townley and Rev. Josh Adams officiating. Interment will be in Pine Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery, Melder under the direction of John Kramer & Son.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. Friday until the time of the service at the church.
On March 4, 2013, John Keith Stokes, age 56, a life-long resident of Calcasieu, LA, went to Heaven to be with his Savior. He was a self-employed carpenter and a loving Christian husband, dad and Poppy. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He especially enjoyed his grandkids.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Brenda Jowers Stokes, his mother Loree NesSmith Stokes, and his father James Madison Stokes.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife Debbie Vailes Stokes, two sons, Ryan James Stokes I, and his wife Heather, and Kyle Everett Stokes and his wife Heather, all of Glenmora, two stepdaughters, Daphne Pace and her husband Kenny, and Melissa Hebert and her husband Adam, one stepson, Eric Burnaman all of Pineville. He also leaves behind ten grandchildren, James, Lydia, Emalee, Austin, Emma, Abby, Brooklyn, Eli, Caine, Tori, and one on the way. Also cherishing his memory are his brother and three sisters; Kenneth Stokes and his wife Elieen, Yvonne Banks and her husband Larry, Ann Brown and her husband Darrell, and Martha Andries and her husband Dan. He also had a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers honored to serve will be Jamie Banks, Carl Vailes, Stuart Daniels, Greg Robertson, Kenny Pace and Adam Hebert. Honorary Pallbearer will be Austin Burnaman.
Donations can be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692 Dallas TX 75284-0692 or to the Manna House, P.O. Box 6011, Alexandria, LA 71307.

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