Aubrey M. Stokley

March 28, 1920April 17, 2014
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BOSSIER CITY, LA – Aubrey M. Stokley, age 94, went to be with the Lord on April 17, 2014. He was born in Silas, Alabama, March 28, 1920, to Joseph A. and Verna Jackson Stokley.

At the age of 16, Aubrey left home to join the Civilian Conservation Corps. He later joined the Unted States Marine Corps and served in the South Pacific Theater during WWII, where he was a Rifle Marksman. Upon military discharge, he settled in the Shreveport-Bossier area in 1946, where he met his wife of 67 years, Lillie C. Stokley. Mr. Stokley retired from City Service Oil Company after 26 years of service and from the Bossier Parish School Board after 11 years.

In 1970, he and his wife became owners of Azarue's in Bossier City. He was a faithful member of the Pentecostals of Bossier City, serving as a board member, Sunday school teacher, choir member and head usher. He always had a great love for his church, pastors and church family, especially the children.

Mr. Stokley loved hunting, fishing and gardening. He also enjoyed his horses and was a member of Bossier Parish Sheriff's Posse and the Bossier Riding Club. He also loved any and all animals and took care of many stray pets.

Aubrey is survived by his wife of 67 years, Lillie Cox Stokley; daughters, Sharon Thwing (husband Ronald) and Rebecca Stokley Giddens; three grandsons who were his pride and joy, Wesley Aubron Thwing, Taylor Aubrey Giddens, and Skylar Blaine Giddens. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.

Services for Mr. Stokley will be held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, April 21, 2014, at The Pentecostals of Bossier City, officiated by Rev. Jerry Dean, Pastor, assisted by Rev.Shannon Stanley. Interment will follow in Hill Crest Memorial Park. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. prior to the service.

Honoring Mr. Stokley as pallbearers are Marc Wilson, Michael Marcus, Wesley Thwing, Ronald Thwing, Skylar Giddens, and Taylor Giddens. Honorary pallbearers are Charles Hodges, J.C. Grant, W.T. Scott, Sr., Travis Duncan, Jack Durr, and Richard R. Smith.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Global Missions of the Pentecostals of Bossier City.


  • Visitation Monday, April 21, 2014
  • Celebration of Life Monday, April 21, 2014

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April 25, 2014

Mrs. Stokley and Rebecca, I am just now seeing this . Had I known I would have come and paid my respects - I am so very sorry for your loss. I know you will miss your loved one. My prayers are with you all.
Linda Ahearn

Scott and Tammy Smith

April 23, 2014

Mr. Buster was a true southern gentleman and the type of man, men strive to be. He always was so kind and loved the outdoors. We will always have fond memories of him visiting as he fished on the pond and riding horses on the ranch. We truly appreciate his friendship and business relationship over the past few years. You each are in our prayers, Buster will be missed!

April 22, 2014

To the family - May you be comforted by the peace of God during this challenging time and in the years to come.

Debra Crump

April 21, 2014

I'm so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Know he's not lost but up in Heaven waiting for a reunion when the time is right. He will be your angel to protect you and your boys.
I'll be praying for you.

Lynda Bell-Smyth

April 21, 2014

I worked for Mr and Mrs. Stokely back in 1973, 1978. He was like a father to me and my husband to be. He always had a smile. Kind to everyone. I know that he is heaven right now smiling down on us all.

Pat Burchett

April 21, 2014

My greatest blessing in life has been to get to know the Stokely family including their children and grandsons. I will always cherish the family gatherings that I was so honored to attend. I felt like God shined through them like I have never witnessed before. I will miss Mr. Stokely. He lived a great life unlike not many of us can lay claim. My heart especially goes out to his soulmate although the familly will have their share of grieving as well. Such a loving familly can only witness to the rest of us to strive to do better. thanks to all of you...i love you dearly...pat burchett

Laura Ross-Tilley

April 20, 2014

Mr.Stokley was always the nicest neighbor anybody could ask for. will miss his smiling face when he would talk to you. he loved his Lord,family and working in his yard. I will miss him.

Sandra & Donny King

April 19, 2014

My sympathies to the family for your great loss. May your memories comfort you and bring joy to your hearts as you remember a life well lived. I remember Bro Stokley as a kind, gentle and generous man. God be with you!

Virginia Jackson

April 19, 2014

He was truly a great man. What makes a 'great' man? A man who loves God first, his family second, and other things come down the line. He truly loved his family! He loved his grandsons so much. This was obvious if you ever saw them together. He was a kind and gentle soul. I will never forget him and how he was always standing near Sis. Stokley before church, ready to shake hands and greet anyone who passed by. I love these two people. They are very special. They have worked long and hard from long before I ever had the privilege of meeting them. Now, he has gone on to his reward, and to await Sis. Stokley. Sis. Stokley and the entire family, I love you and you are in my thoughts and prayers.

April 18, 2014

Jerry & Florence Metcalf