James A. Stockton

September 28, 1949January 2, 2021

Obituary James A. Stockton

James Albert Stockton was born on September 28, 1949. He was the son of George Stockton and Alice Ruth Richardson.

James was baptized during his youth at New Garfield Missionary Baptist Church.

James received his education from Indianapolis Public Schools. While attending Arsenal Technical High School, he decided to enlist in the United States Marine Corps.

He served in the military from June 20, 1968 - June 19, 1972. He fought in combat during the Vietnam War and earned the Purple Heart. He also earned his GED and then graduated with an associate degree from Ivy Tech Community College.

For the majority of his career, James worked for two companies, AM General and Rolls-Royce Corporation. At Rolls-Royce Corporation, he served as a Skilled Trades Parts Inspector.

James was an avid gardener. He grew a variety of fruits and vegetables each year and kept some for himself and shared the rest of his harvest with family and friends. Nicknamed “The Professor” by his mom, he could regularly be found reading a book and anyone near him would find themselves on the receiving end of the information he had learned. In addition to reading books, he loved watching football and read the newspaper daily. He rarely missed an opportunity to complete the crossword puzzles and sudoku puzzles in the paper.

James enjoyed building and creating; he always had different projects he was completing. However, those projects never interfered with his devotion to his family and friends. He was known to be dependable. If a person needed help, no matter the hour, he was there.

James was married to his wife, Lisa, for 35 years. He loved spending time with his three daughters and four grandchildren. He enjoyed making games for them to play in his backyard.

James Albert Stockton, also called Jim by family and friends, departed this life on January 2, 2021.

James is survived by his wife Lisa K. (Towns) Stockton; daughters Shawnta (Jermaine) Barnes, Alice Stockton, Sherry Stockton; siblings Paul E. Stockton, Martha Stockton, Ruth (Ronnie) Curry, Everett Stockton; four grandchildren, Zoe Bruce, Jeremiah Barnes, James Barnes, Phoenix Bruce; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Service for James will be held, 12:00 pm, Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at Williams and Bluitt Funeral Home Peoples' Chapel, 5252 E. 38th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, with visitation held from 10:00 am until time of service at 12:00 pm, all taken place at Williams and Bluitt Funeral Home. Visitation is open to the public, but upon the family's request, the service will be private.

Interment will follow at New Crown Cemetery, 2101 Churchman Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Stockton family.


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Mildred Guyse

January 27, 2021

Lisa and daughters,

Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Much love,
Mildred A. Guyse

M Jean Stockton

January 26, 2021

You were the rock of the immediate family. It is such a pleasure to always learn the contributions to the family and others you have made throughout your life. Thank you and your wife Lisa for blessing us with 3 wonderful daughters and 4 grandchildren.
As I sit and write, my heart is sad that I can no longer talk and listen to you in the physical plane. Additionally, I won’t be able to laugh and exchange advice with you.
However, on the spiritual level, we will continue to communicate. My heart will laugh and smile each time will continue to communicate. Sure there will be moments that I shed tears but that is a companion of unconditional love.
Love, light and happiness as you journey to the ancestral realm. May the ancestors embrace you.
Much Sister Love
Makeda (aka Martha)

Donna Smith Abreu

January 25, 2021

Sorry for your loss!
Ms. Smith Abreu

Tamera Summers

January 17, 2021

Uncle Jim was my Dad's favorite brother. They spent a lot of time together sitting in Daddy's garage talking. Jim was a soft spoken man but was always willing to drop some knowledge on you. He definitely was a stickler about education and family bettering themselves. REST WELL UNCLE JIM!

Terri Butler

January 16, 2021

He was our family Historian.

Erika Reeves

January 15, 2021

To My Friend And Co-Worker Lisa, You Are In My Thoughts And Prayers In The Passing Of Your Husband James. We Worked Together At Eastern Star Church In The Childcare Program And You Welcomed Me In With OPENED Arms! When Grief Comes Around Remember To Read The Word Of God For Comfort And Strength!

Lisa Lloyd

January 15, 2021

Jim was a very kind man, very intelligent and stoic in his behaviour. I had some very enlightening conversations with him about Faith, family and work. I pray the strength and comfort of God for his wife and family as they release him into his eternal rest. God bless and keep each one in His care. Lisa Lloyd, Chaplain RR/UAW local 933

Jaine Jamison

January 15, 2021

I truly enjoyed talking with James in the old cafeteria in the once plant five break area. He was always filled with joy and wisdom and he was a very upfront kind of guy. He had a strong sense of truth and moral compass of integrity. I looked forward to seeing him weekly while I worked n plant 5. He will be truly missed, i am praying for those who are his family to be strengthened until they meet again in Heaven.

Steve Ennis

January 15, 2021

Jim was always a good, kind person and a wonderful person to visit with at work! Always did his job and loved what he did! May he Rest In Peace!

Rob Cobb

January 15, 2021

One of the nicest man to walk this earth... RIP Brother Jim