Gerald Edgar Stockley

April 12, 1926April 4, 2021

Gerald Edgar Stockley, age 94, passed on Sunday, April 4, 2021.

Gerald was born April 12, 1926, and was the son of Lewis Stockley and Beatrice Janes. He had two brothers, Eric Stockley and Frazer Stockley, who was his twin brother. Mr. Stockley served in Europe as a Postal Clerk in WW II and was honorably discharged in June of 1946.

Upon his return to Brooklyn, New York, he married his sweetheart, Mildred, in 1950 and they were married for 56 years. During the course of their marriage they had four children, Jimmy, Karen, Peter, and Melissa. During this time, he attended New York College of Technology and earned an Associate’s Degree in Construction Management. The family moved to Cary in 1977, where he resided until his death.

Over the course of his career, he served as a Job Superintendent for the construction of multiple major buildings in New York and North Carolina. Some of his projects include construction at Rikers Island and Tomkins Houses as well as the North Carolina Museum of Art and the North Carolina Museum of History. Survivors include his four children, James Kenneth Stockley of Raleigh, Karen Stockley Geringer (Steven Cary Geringer) of Raleigh, Peter Douglas Stockley of Raleigh, and Melissa Stockley Jones (Craig Thomas Jones) of Wake Forest; grandchildren, Adam Pennell Geringer of Raleigh, Trent Peter Stockley of Raleigh, and Seth Rodney Stockley of Raleigh.

A private memorial service for the immediate family will be held at Hayes Barton United Methodist Church. A Celebration of Life honoring Mr. Stockley will be held later this year for family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Arc of the Triangle, 5121 Hollyridge Drive #100, Raleigh, NC 27612.

Brown-Wynne Funeral Home of Cary is serving the Stockley family.


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Heather Mclaughlin

April 8, 2021

Gerald was one of a kind! I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to know what a strong, amazing man he was. He loved and worshipped his family and they loved and worshipped him. Rest In Peace my sweet friend. I thank god for every minute that I got to spend with Gerald:)

Dawn Lewis

April 8, 2021

I had the privilege of knowing and helping Gerald and his family off and on for the past 6 years and my favorite memories with Gerald will always be his bright smile that greeted me every morning and him saying "Oh God is that you Dawn, thank God, I didn't think you were coming!!!!!"😂 He always had a funny joke to tell me and truly loved his family and reading his newspaper!!! Gerald, you will truly be missed and rest in peace my friend!!!! Love and prayers to all the family, love Dawnie

Pamela Messina

April 6, 2021

Karen, Melissa, Pete & Jimmy ( and extended family):
I am so sorry for your loss. G was a wonderful man full of great knowledge and he loved to share his stories. I'm thankful for the short time I was able to spend with him. I will remember him sneaking Jimmy food from his plate so he could be finished faster and go to the dessert. G loved his news and wanted it on every night at bedtime.
May God comfort you in this time of sorrow and rest in your faith G is with the Lord in Heaven 💗