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“What a life...farmer, US Navy WW2 service, deputy, busdriver...lover of backyard livestock! (I remember the peacocks hollering)...I will miss his...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: vanessa walters - Red Cloud, NE

“So many beautiful memories. Our love and prayers are with all of the family. Doni and Arden Stokes ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Doni & Arden Stokes - TX

“I remember all the bus rides how fun theycwere. He was a great man and always made us smile and laugh. U will b missed greatly... god has an amazing...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Lindsey Hoit-Stumpf - Sturgis, SD

“I rode on Bricks bus route. He was a Great bus driver... Many times I got to slide on that metal bench beside his seat, run the flashers, stop sign,...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Sarah Cable Woodman - Kenesaw, NE

“Sometimes it's amazing the people that touch your heart and make a lifelong impression. He let me sit along side him while he drove my school bus for...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Brock Blackstone - Overland Park, KS


Vernon "Brick" Stokes, the son of Cora Grace (Hunsicker) and George W. Stokes, was born February 24, 1925 at Red Cloud, Nebraska. He departed this life on Friday, May 30, 2014 at the Mary Lanning Hospital in Hastings, Nebraska. Brick was a lifelong resident of the Red Cloud community. He graduated from the Red Cloud High School with the class of 1942. A veteran of the United States Navy, Brick served his country during World War II in the Pacific Theatre of Operations. He was discharged at war's end and returned to Red Cloud where he farmed. He also worked for many years inspecting grain storage facilities, he was a school bus driver for many years, and for fourteen years Brick was employed as a deputy with the Webster County Sheriff's Department. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the American Legion Post, he was past commander of the V.F.W. Sidlo Post and the D.A.V. He possessed an inspiring love for his church and country. In his leisure time he especially enjoyed raising chickens. Preceding him in death were an infant son, Michael Vernon Stokes; his parents and brothers, Ivan, Carl and Elden Stokes and a sister, Irene Guy. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Patsy Stokes of Red Cloud; a son, Richard Stokes and wife Gayle of Kearney, Nebraska; two grandchildren, Robert and Michael Stokes; 5 great grandchildren; a sister, Deta Lindahl and husband Leo of Grand Island, Nebraska; brothers, Eugene Stokes and wife LaRue of Sioux City, Iowa; Leo Stokes and wife Sylvia of Friend, Nebraska; and Evert Stokes and wife Emily of Omaha, Nebraska; nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. The Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 5, 2014 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Red Cloud with Fr. Tom Bush officiating. Interment with military graveside honors was at the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Williams Funeral Home 241 West 4th Avenue Red Cloud, Nebraska 68970 Phone: 402-746-2500 williamsfuneralhomes@yahoo.com

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