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Wilmer ‘Hollyn’ Stokes

Wilmer “Hollyn” Stokes of Mocksville died on Aug. 11, 2021.

He was born in Winston-Salem, but spent many childhood summers in South Carolina, where he still has many family members. A graduate of RJ Reynolds High School, he retired from RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co. He was famous for bear hugs, boisterous giggles, his love of Wake Forest sports, and for making others feel happy and loved. He coached many young men through the Red Shields Boys Club, Union Ridge church softball team and Mocksville/Davie Recreation Department.

He was preceded in death by: his wife Charlotte; his mother and stepfather, Annie Bell and Ralph  Amos; his father, Wilmer Lawson Stokes; brothers Allen, Donald and Ralph Jr.; and grandson Keith Byerly

Survivors: son, Kent Stokes  (Pam); son, Ronald Stokes (Brenda); daughter, Christina Clinard; daughter, Emily Johnson (Mike) from his marriage to the late Nancy Doub Stokes; son, Bobby Rosenquist (Anna); and son,  Landon Rosenquist (Mary); grandchildren and great-grandchildren, April Verseman (John) with Jackson and Alex, Drew Stokes (Amanda), Adam Stokes (Kristen) with Waylon, Casey Regensburger (JR) with Jasmine, Victoria, Layla and Finn, Sam Rosenquist, Holly Rosenquist, Luke Rosenquist, Jacob Stiehl, Michael Johnson (Beth) with Dylan, Jocelyne, Jordan, Jayla, and Abigail, Michelle Heller (Mike) with Bhodi, Dusty Johnson, Seth Johnson, Elizabeth Johnson, Emmarie Johnson, Chandler Johnson, Rodney Byerly with Samantha, Chasity Adams (Timmy), Patrick Byerly (Jessie), Sarah Adams and Grace McDowell; as well as great-great grandchildren.

A celebration of his life will be help Sept. 18 from 4-6 p.m. at 2213 US 601 S., Mocksville.

Memorials; New Beginnings Church Building Fund, PO Box 566, Mocksville.