Bobby Gray Stokes Sr.

Published 10:11 am Friday, June 2, 2017

Mr. Bobby Gray Stokes Sr., 83, of Advance died Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.

He was born March 7, 1934 in Forsyth County to Daniel and Grace Cheek Stokes. Mr. Stokes was retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. after 29 years and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers, Olen, Ray and Hubert Stokes; a sister, Belva Stokes Foster; and a daughter-in-law, Janice Poore Stokes.

Surviving: his wife of 61 years, Dorothy Dyson Stokes; a son, Bobby Gray Stokes Jr. of Mocksville; 2 daughters, Debbie Stokes Mabe and husband Tim of High Point and Donna Stokes Bowman and husband Aubrey of Advance; 5 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will beĀ held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 3, at Westlawn Gardens of Memory, Clemmons, with Pastor Wayne Swisher officiating. The family will receiveĀ friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, June 2 at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel.

Memorials: Hospice/Palliative CareCenter, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, 27103; or to Fellowship Baptist, 1084 Rainbow Rd., Advance.