Thomas was born on October 17, 1926 and passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2016.
Thomas was a resident of Bristol, Virginia at the time of his passing.
He graduated from King College with a Bachelor of Arts in 1951; received his teacher's certificate from the state of Virginia in 1952 and completed his Master of Education at the University of Virginia in 1957.
He serve in the Army Air Corps the predecessor to the United States Air Force. Thomas retired from the Air Force and the Air National Guard after 28 years of service.
He was married to Jeanne.
The visitation for Thomas Stokes will be held from 6:00 p.m. â 8:00 p.m. Friday October 14 2016 in the Main Street Chapel of Farris Funeral Service. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday October 15 2016 at Forest Hills Memory Gardens where Tom Arnold Adam Arnold Jared Arnold Joseph Gallahan George Mynarcik Darrell Ritchie and Leslie Bell will serve as pallbearers. Military honors will be provided by Shaw Air Force Base. Those wishing to attend the service are welcome to meet the family at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. Saturday for a procession to the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project P.O. Box 758517 Topeka Kansas 66675.