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March 14, 2010

Jerry Lee Stockton Passes Away July 31, 2014. A friend to all.

Jerry L. Stockton
Jerry Stockton, Warrensburg, MO
Jerry Lee Stockton, 58, died at his home in Warrensburg, Missouri, on July 31.
Services were Saturday, Aug. 2, at Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home inWarrensburg. Jerry was laid to rest in Warrensburg Memorial Gardens, immediately following the funeral. Pallbearers were Doug Mitchell, Martin Robbins, Larry Stockton, Scott Stockton, Dale Smith and Steve Erisman. Honorary pallbearers were Gerald Stockton and Jack Stockton.
Jerry was born on Sept. 5, 1955, in Centerview, Missouri, and was a life-long resident of this area. He attended College High School and graduated in 1973.
For the last 40 years, Jerry worked as a plumber with ECI Mechanical and worked on his family farm, north of Warrensburg, for his entire life. He was often seen astride his four-wheeler, white shirt flying behind him, colorfully chastising the cattle as he drove between fields and on gravel roads. Jerry was the first person you’d call if you were in a bind; if your tractor was stuck, if you needed to be dug out after a snowstorm, or if you just needed an extra hand with some heavy-lifting. Jerry was a loyal and steadfast friend and neighbor; the “old school” variety.
Jerry Stockton, Warrensburg, MO
Jerry was an industrious worker from dawn until dusk. Not until all the chores were done, all the hay baled, all the cows fed, did he relax; sitting outside with his dog, Katy, simply enjoying the breeze. Because he worked so hard, Jerry had a voracious appetite. He could always be counted on to attend parties and gatherings to either start the buffet line or clean it up…and sometimes both. Jerry was a magnificent dancer and enjoyed Western and line dancing. He made quite the striking figure, towering over dance floors while whisking his partner around with an easy grace. Jerry was a member of Northside Christian Church in Warrensburg and attended services as often as he could. Jerry was also a respected member of the Elks Club and enjoyed dining there most Thursday evenings.
Jerry’s survivors include his niece, Jennifer White, and her husband, Dustin, of Morrisville, Missouri; and niece, Heather Hawk, and her husband, Jerrit, of Walnut Grove, Missouri.
Jerry was preceded in death by his father, John “JN” Stockton in 1996; sister, Nancy Stockton, in 2007; sister, Christine Petree, in 2008; and mother, Mary P. Stockton, in 2010.
Memorial contributions are welcome in Jerry’s name to the Northside Christian Church in Warrensburg. Donations may be left in care of the funeral home.

College High School Class of 1973  40 year Reunion, Warrensburg, MO
Our condolences from the WHS class of 1973 to the family and friends of Jerry and to the CHS Class of 73.  Jerry was a tall, gentle and kind man who will be greatly missed.  He was a member of Northside Christian Church. We understand that it was farming accident with his tractor. So sad.  Heard so many stories about Jerry and his kindness.  If you would like to share them you can post them here if you like.  One sister passed from cancer and his other was killed in the Joplin tornado.  Heard that he liked to dance at Whiskey Tango in Oak Grove, good for Jerry.
Here are some Facebook comments about Jerry...

He was a Very Good Man!!

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  • They didn't come any better than Jerry ,, your right Bruce one heck of a Good Guy. RIP

  • Jerry you will be missed by many RIP
  • Jerry was definitely one of the nicest guys I ever knew.
  • Doug & I relied on Jerry nearly every day- for one thing or another...
  • Sad to hear. RIP Jerry
  • Always had a smile and a hello when I used to see him. So sad. RIP Jerry, you deserve it!
Mary P. Stockton
Mary P. Stockton, 86, of Warrensburg, passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at the Warrensburg Manor Care Center.
She was born on Nov. 8, 1923 in Warrensburg to Albert and Robbie (Coats) Latimer.
On Jan. 17, 1943 she married John Stockton Jr., in Warrensburg. He preceded her in death on April 8, 1996.  Mrs. Stockton was a homemaker and a member of Liberty Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Jerry Stockton of Warrensburg; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; and two daughters, Christine Petree on May 10, 2008 and Nancy Stockton on Dec. 11, 2007.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 13, at Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home in Warrensburg.
Burial will be in the Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Pallbearers are Larry Stockton, Martin Robbins, Gerald Stockton, Steve Erisman, Mel Miller and Jerry Stockton.  The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions are suggested to the Johnson County Hospice and may be left in care of the funeral home.

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