Mr. Earl William Stooksbury age 85 of Jacksboro, TN passed away at his home Saturday, March 5, 2011. Earl was born and raised in the Pinecrest Community of Campbell County and had lived in Jacksboro, TN since 1963. he was preceded in death by an infant brother, Wayne, his parents Amos and Minnie Stooksbury, sister, Ruby Wright, and his beloved son, Edward L. Stooksbury.
He is survived by his son, Gary L. Stooksbury of Knoxville, TN, Former wife and long-time friend, Loretta (Madge) Stooksbury of Jacksboro, TN; Grandchildren, Brandon J. Stooksbury and wife Lara, of Las Vegas, NV, Sara Stooksbury of Clinton, TN, and Erin Stooksbury of LaFollette; Daughter-in-law, Suzanne Stooksbury of LaFollette; Sisters, Edna Byrd of Fenton, MI, Thelma Daughtery of Jacksboro, TN, Faye McNeeley and husband Melvin, of Grand Blanc, MI, and a host of other relatives and friends.
The family will celebrate his life Tuesday Evening, March 8th, from 6 to 8 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home in LaFollette, TN followed by a brief eulogy delivered by Bobby Snodderly. Family and Friends will meet Wednesday, March 9th, at 11 A.M. at Campbell Memorial Gardens for Masonic Services and Interment. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Indian Creek Baptist Church, 2468 Pinecrest Rd., Jacksboro, TN 37757, or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Earl William Stooksbury.