Stokes Henry Alridge Jr.

Published 3:16 pm Friday, November 12, 2021

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Mr. Stokes Henry Alridge Jr., 85, of Winston-Salem, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.
Stokes was born Sept. 22, 1936 to Stokes Henry Alridge Sr. and Lucille Click Alridge. He was a 1955 graduate of Glenn High School where he played his favorite sport, Basketball. He worked as a Police Officer for the Winston-Salem Police Department for 30 plus years where he retired as Sergeant. He also served in the Marine reserves. He married Mildred “Bonnie” Atwood on May 25th, 1957. They raised 2 children together, daughter Donna and son Kent. Stokes was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. He had a passion for helping others, mowing lawns for neighbors for many years. In his free time, Stokes enjoyed hunting and sports of all types, especially coaching Little League at South-west. Stokes lived his life for his loved ones, never letting anyone forget he was thinking about them and that he wanted them to “Be Careful” always. “To know him was to love him.”
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 45 years who he would call the best of the best, Bonnie Alridge, and his son, Kent Alridge.
Stokes is survived by: his daughter, Donna Maitz and husband John; granddaughters, Salina Alridge-Everhart and husband Robbie, Michelle Parsons and husband Jeff, Laura Hockley and husband Sam, and Rachel Hayes and husband Bradley; great-grandchildren, Braxton Everhart, Eli Everhart, and Avery Parsons; and sister, Pat Wood.
A funeral service will be held Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, at 2 PM at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. Interment will follow the service at Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, from 5-7 PM at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. Masks will required at both the visitation and the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103; or the Winston-Salem Police Foundation.
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