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May 31, 1941 ~ February 5, 2018 (age 76)

James "Dean" Stokes

Age 76

Of Decatur

Passed away Monday, February 5, 2018

At Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga.


A native and lifelong resident of Meigs County, he was the son of the late Alton and Nina Campbell Stokes and was preceded in death by a son, Jeff Stokes; one brother, John Stokes; three sisters, Virginia Johnson, Midge Bates, and Shirley Hale. He was a former employee of the Meigs County Sheriff’s Department and retired from the Tennessee Department of Transportation.


Survivors include his wife of 50 years,

   Shirley Maxine Kennedy Stokes of Decatur

One son and daughter-in-law,

   Bobby and Lisa Stokes of Milton, PA.

Five grandchildren: Brandon, Dillon, Jacqueline, Tyler and Stephanie

Two great grandchildren: Ella and Tyler

Three sisters and two brothers-in-law,

   Lou York of Morristown

   Sammie and Joe Womac of Riceville

   Donna and David Sneed of Decatur


Graveside services will be 2:30 pm Saturday in Decatur Cemetery with the Rev. Jamey Davis officiating.


Pallbearers will be Travis Sneed, Stanley Welch, Sammy Welch, Mark Kennedy, Dustin Kennedy, and Justin Kennedy.


The family will receive friends 12-2 pm Saturday at the funeral home.


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Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of James Dean Stokes.

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