Stokes, Charles Franklin Leroy
Birth: Friday, February 19, 1943 in York, Pennsylvania
Residence: Mechanicsville, Maryland
Death: Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the age of 76
Laid to Rest: Friday, January 24, 2020 in the Bethel United Methodist Cemetery Brogue, Pennsylvania
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Charles Franklin Leroy Stokes, "Roy", 76, of Mechanicsville, MD formerly from Airville, PA passed away on January 18, 2020 in La Plata, MD. Born on February 19, 1943 in York, PA he was the loving son of the late Mary Elizabeth Gordon Stokes, and Franklin Leroy Stokes. Roy is survived by his children Brenda Denton (John), Sherry McManus both of Mechanicsville, MD, 6 grandchildren Joseph L. Welch, Jr, Albert L. (Speedy) Lyon, III, John R. Denton, Jr, Natalie B. McManus, Jamie M. Cochran, Joshua M. Denton, and 4 great grandchildren. As well as siblings Shelby J. Choate, and Gary L. Stokes. He was preceded in death by his brother Gordon W. Stokes. He graduated from Red Lion High School in 1962.
He moved to St. Mary's County, MD on February 14, 1974. Roy worked for the Local Union 602 as a steamfitter. He started in 1969, retiring on August 1, 2004. Roy served in the United States Army for 2 years and was stationed at Ft. Meade, MD.
Roy loved playing the lottery and scratch offs. He was a nature lover and gun collector, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, cooking, car racing in the ¼ mile, shooting pool, hanging out with his friends at Big Dog's. Roy loved anything Ford, especially mustangs and trucks, and listening to bluegrass and country music.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD where a Funeral Service will be held at 7:00 PM in the Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Dennis Gillikin, Sr. officiating. Interment will be held on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 10:30 AM in Bethel United Methodist Cemetery Brogue, PA.