Walter Stokes

Obituary of Walter George Stokes

Walter George Stokes, 95, of Morgantown, formerly of Delmont, PA, passed away on Monday, April 11, 2022, at Stonerise Morgantown. He was born on June 5, 1926, in Burrell Township, PA, a son of the late Clair Stokes and Nancy Muir. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 39 years, Floyde (Young) Stokes; children, Edward C. Stokes (Judy) of Delmont, PA, Polly E. DeLange, Parma, OH; stepchildren, Susan Dotson (Lyn) of Morgantown, WV; and Stephen Sharpe (Tina) of Westminster, MD; grandchildren: Brian E. Stokes (Paula) of Davidson, NC, Jennifer L. Perry (James) of Washington, DC, Stephanie Jackson of Melbourne, FL, Georgia Raven (John) of N. Ridgeville, OH, Meredith Budinsky (Cole) of Avon, OH, Ben Dotson (Kelly) of Houston, TX, James Sharpe of Ellicott City, MD, Emily Mabe (Chris) of Hampstead, MD; great grandchildren: Delaney and Trevor Stokes, Zachary, Claire, Henry and Ella Perry, Bo Allen and Andrew Raven, Eleanor and Mikey Mabe and Daniel Dotson; brothers, James, Raymond, and Lawrence Stokes; sister, Mary Stokes and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Walter is preceded in death by brother, LeRoy Stokes and sisters, Stella Kerr, Jean Beck, Louise Dobbins and Nancy Milks. Walter served in the US Navy during World War II aboard the USS Pensacola in the Pacific Theater. He worked throughout the years and was considered an exceptional mechanic retiring as the Service Manager at Kunkle’s Motors in Delmont, PA. Walter was a member of the Suncrest United Methodist Church. He loved to play guitar, especially with family. He thoroughly enjoyed woodworking and tinkering with motors and machinery. Walter was never happier than when he and Floyde spent time at their “log house” in Clearfield County, PA. They loved hosting the wiener roast at the annual Young Family Reunion. In accordance with his wishes, Hastings Funeral Home has been entrusted with cremation arrangements. Friends and family will be received at Hastings Funeral Home, 153 Spruce Street, Morgantown, on Wednesday, April 20th from 10 a.m. until the time of memorial service at 11 a.m. with Reverend Mike Estep officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to be made in Walter’s memory to Morgantown Area Meals on Wheels, 3375 University Avenue, Morgantown, WV 26505, Suncrest United Methodist Church, 479 Van Voorhis Road, Morgantown, WV 26505, the Wounded Warrior Project, P O Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517, or a charity of your choosing. Send condolences online at www.hastingsfuneralhome.com
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Wednesday
20
April

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Hastings Funeral Home
153 Spruce St.
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
Wednesday
20
April

Memorial Service

11:00 am
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Hastings Funeral Home
153 Spruce St.
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
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