Charles Everett Stokes, 76, of Hartford, passed away Friday, January 17, 2020. He was born in Belle Glade, FL on November 26, 1943 to Barfield and Mary E. (Chelcey) Stokes.
He grew up in Quitman, GA and attended Morven High School in Morven, GA. He was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Quitman, GA.
In 1969, Charles enlisted in the United States Army and served his country proudly in the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged with the following commendations: The National Defense Service Medal, The Vietnam Service Medal with (2) Bronze stars, The Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60/ device, Purple Heart Medal, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Bronze Star Medal, (2) Overseas Bars, Medals for sharpshooter M-14 and M-16 and Expert shooter M-60.
After the Army, Charles worked and retired from Merrow Machine Company, where he was employed for many years. He was a devoted fisherman and proud father of six children and had many grandchildren.
Charles Everett leaves to cherish his memories his daughters, Teresa Reddick of FL, Vanessa Stokes of Albany, NY; sons, James Stokes of Albany, NY, Timothy Stokes and wife Bobbie Jean of Hartford, CT and Stepdaughter Nyla; his four loving sisters, Lucille S. Ramdharry of Hartford, CT, Willie B. McKinney of Enfield, CT, Beatrice Wilson of East Hartford, CT, Mary Stokes of Hartford, CT; his brother Ralph Stokes of GA; his brother in law and special friend Brainard Matthews, and a host of other loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He is predeceased by his daughter Etheleen Dawson and son Charles Everett Stokes, Jr.
Services for Charles will be Friday, January 24, 2020, from 10AM-12PM at the Luddy-Peterson Funeral Home, 205 S. Main St., New Britain. Military honors to follow.
“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of Angels, and have not mercy I am become as sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal, and though I have the gift of prophecy and understand all mysteries and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains and have not charity, I am nothing. Corinthians chapter 13 verse 1
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