CAPE GIRARDEAU -- John Nolen Stokes, 56, died Aug. 29, 2012, at his home.
Born Feb. 1, 1956, in Wyatt, to the late John Brashears and Velma Stokes, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, had been a truck driver for 20 years and later worked as a security guard for ABM Security Services. He was of the Pentecostal belief.
On May 11, 1984, he married Marie Marshall who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son, Dustin Stokes of Cape Girardeau; four daughters, Christine Sanders of Sikeston, Sabrina Stokes of the home, Johna Stokes of Park Hills and Rebecca Park of Cape Girardeau; three brothers, Clifton Stokes and Gene Crader of the state of Texas and Bobby Crader of Jefferson City; five sisters, Carol Hardin, Debbie Foster and Jill Payne of Poplar Bluff, Wilma Houseman of Anniston and Paula Barnes of the state of Minnesota; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul Crader and Darwin Brashears, and one sister, Linda Burnett.
Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until time of services at 4 p.m. Monday at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston. The Rev. Glenys Duckworth, pastor of Circle City Pentecostal Church, will officiate.
Burial with full military honors will follow in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield.
Online condolences may be sent at www.ponderfuneralhome.com.