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1936 A 2023

A J Stokes

January 22, 1936 — July 9, 2023

A J Stokes, 87, of Phenix City, AL died peacefully at his home on Sunday, July 9, 2023, surrounded by his family.
Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM (EST) on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, in the Chapel of Vance Brooks Funeral Home, Phenix City, AL with Rev. Donnie Lumpkin officiating. Interment will follow in Lakeview Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until the funeral hour at the funeral home on Wednesday.
Mr. Stokes was born January 22, 1936, in Ellenville, AL, son of the late Abbie Jessie Stokes and Lela Mae Wilson Stokes. He loved to work, fish, and enjoy his family. Mr. A J knew pretty much nothing but work, working up until the age of 80! He was known to tell the younger guys to get out of the way, they were too slow. Mr. A J was still operating a grader and bulldozer, so he was not just sitting around. As his life’s work was building foundations for roads, he has laid a solid foundation for his family. We will remember his hard work ethic and his devotion to his wife of 65 years, family, and friends.
Mr. Stokes was preceded in death by his parents, Abbie Jessie Stokes and Lela Mae Wilson Stokes; two brothers, Bob Stokes and Pink “Jr.” Stokes; a son, Ricky Stokes, Sr. and a daughter-in-law, Carolyn Stokes and a grandson, Johnathan Jinright.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Hazel Conner Stokes, Phenix City, AL; two children, Donna Jinright (Donald), Seale, AL and a son, David Stokes, Phenix City, AL; two sisters, Lee Ella McLaughlin and Mary Faircloth; eight grandchildren, Brian Blakely (Anisa), Dustin “Dusty” Blakely (Alicia), Cody Blakely (Stacie), Desirae D. Frazier (John), Ricky D. Stokes, Jr. (Krystal), Brittany A. Hobbs (Chad), Jeremy Stokes (Amber) and Justin Stokes; twelve great-grandchildren, Preston Reuber (Lauren Waggoner), Kiran Reuber (Courtney Elkins), Megan Reuber, Lailani Stokes, Ricky Stokes, III, Paisley Bowman, Trent Bowman, Little John Frazier, Zane Frazier, Colton Blakely, Haiden Blakely and Asher Blakely; two great-great-grandchildren Ellie Blakely and Bentley D. Stokes (Morgan); three great-great-great-grandchildren, Aiden Reuber and Harper J. Reuber; several nieces, nephews and friends.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Vance Brooks Funeral Home - PC

431 East 280 Bypass, Phenix City, AL 36867

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Service

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Vance Brooks Funeral Home - PC

431 East 280 Bypass, Phenix City, AL 36867

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Cemetery

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Lakeview Memory Gardens, Phenix City, Alabama

4310 N Alabama 1, Phenix City, AL 36867

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