OBITUARY

James Walter Stockton

December 26, 1925January 26, 2020
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James Walter Stockton

Mr. Stockton, age 94, of Temple, Georgia, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020. He was born on December 26, 1925 in Georgia. James was a true family man that taught his children to be prepared for anything and he was stern when he needed to be. Mr. Stockton was naturally a father figure to many children and loved them as his own. He was a friend to all, even though he was a “bullshitter.” Mr. Stockton found joy in his American Legion, karaoke, reading and crossword puzzles. He served his country as a U.S. Marine and was present during the raising of the flags in Iwo Jima, Japan. He was honorably discharged after twenty years of dedicated service.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 31 years, Sara Stockton; son, Douglas; daughter Marlene; brothers, Kelly, B.H., Dick and Bill; sisters, Shirley, Louise and Mae; grandchild, Melody, and great grandchild, Sean.

Mr. Stockton’s memory will be cherished by his children, Gail, David, Bobby and Rhonda; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Whitley Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 29th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm and Thursday, January 30th from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. Funeral Services will held on Thursday, January 30th starting at 2:00 pm at Whitley Garner at Rosehaven’s Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Legion Post #111, 2587 Scoggins Road, Dallas, Georgia 30157.

  • FAMILY

  • Sara Stockton, Wife (deceased)
  • Douglas, Son (deceased)
  • Marlene, Daughter (deceased)
  • Kelly, Brother (deceased)
  • B.H., Brother (deceased)
  • Dick, Brother (deceased)
  • Shirley, Sister (deceased)
  • Louise, Sister (deceased)
  • Mae, Sister (deceased)
  • Melody, Grandchild (deceased)
  • Sean, Great Grandchild (deceased)
  • Mr. Stockton’s memory will be cherished by his children, Gail, David, Bobby and Rhonda; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 29, 2020
  • Visitation Thursday, January 30, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 30, 2020

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Beatrice Clotfelter

January 30, 2020

We called him Big Jim he loved my husband's (Howard) karoke. One day he said in moving my membership to 111 that's where my guy plays all the time. He was the first man to ask my granddaughter to dance and made her day. We will miss he.

Debra Mayfield

January 30, 2020

The staff of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home and Memorial Park would like to extend our most sincere condolence to the Stockton Family. We would like to thank you for entrusting the care of your loved one into our hands. Please remember you are not alone and we will always be here for you.

Debra Mayfield

January 30, 2020

The staff of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home and Memorial Park would like to extend our most sincere condolence to the Stockton Family. We would like to thank you for entrusting the care of your loved one into our hands. Please remember you are not alone and we will always be here for you.

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Biography

James Walter Stockton

Mr. Stockton, age 94, of Temple, Georgia, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020. He was born on December 26, 1925 in Georgia. James was a true family man that taught his children to be prepared for anything and he was stern when he needed to be. Mr. Stockton was naturally a father figure to many children and loved them as his own. He was a friend to all, even though he was a “bullshitter.” Mr. Stockton found joy in his American Legion, karaoke, reading and crossword puzzles. He served his country as a U.S. Marine and was present during the raising of the flags in Iwo Jima, Japan. He was honorably discharged after twenty years of dedicated service.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 31 years, Sara Stockton; son, Douglas; daughter Marlene; brothers, Kelly, B.H., Dick and Bill; sisters, Shirley, Louise and Mae; grandchild, Melody, and great grandchild, Sean.

Mr. Stockton’s memory will be cherished by his children, Gail, David, Bobby and Rhonda; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Whitley Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 29th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm and Thursday, January 30th from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. Funeral Services will held on Thursday, January 30th starting at 2:00 pm at Whitley Garner at Rosehaven’s Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Legion Post #111, 2587 Scoggins Road, Dallas, Georgia 30157.