Edward S. Stokes Jr.
Stokes, Edward S., Jr., 92, died Friday, January 6, 2017. He was retired from American Synthetic Rubber Corporation, a previous Woolworth's store manager and a cattle farmer. He was born and raised in Fern Creek and was a 1942 graduate of Fern Creek High School. He was inducted into the Fern Creek High School Hall of Fame and commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel in recognition of a lifetime of service and accomplishments on behalf of others. He served as a charter member and treasurer of the Fern Creek Volunteer Fire Department established in 1945, Deacon at Beulah Presbyterian Church, troop committee member of Boy Scout Troops 356 and 77, adult leader of Explorer Post 356 and Jefferson County 4-H Beef Club, and member of the Buechelites and the Fern Creek Lion's Club. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor; children, Edward Stokes (Cheryl), William Stokes (Nancy), Tom Stokes (Sheryl) and Beth Shaheen (Mitch); grandchildren, Edward, Matthew, Mary, Thomas, Sarah and Gretchen Stokes; and great grandchildren, William, Megan and Oliver Stokes. His funeral is noon Wednesday at Fern Creek Funeral Home, 5406 Bardstown Road with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation is 2-8pm Tuesday and after 10am until the time of the service on Wednesday. Memorial gifts: Beulah Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, P.O.Box 91072, Louisville, KY, 40291.
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