May 7, 1924 - November 6, 2015
Tuesday, November 10th from 4-8 p.m.
Wednesday, November 11th at 12:00 p.m. St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church
Charles Edward Stokes, age 91, of Westerville, OH passed away peacefully at home with family on Nov. 6th 2015. Born in Worthington, OH on May 7, 1924, Chuck is preceded in death by his parents, Charles & Anita; sister, Betty Bauder; brothers, Jack Stokes & Ray Stokes. Chuck is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Kathleen; sister, Janet Hambleton; children, Pat (Brenda), John (Bambi), Kathy (Tim), Jeff (Jennifer); grandchildren, Holly (Kurt), Patrick (Elizabeth), Karen (Kevin), Ken (Jodi), Melissa (Brian), Mike (Nicole), Jeffrey (Belinda), Chelsea (Orlando), Greg (Katie); 20 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Beloved by many nieces & nephews, cousins, and special friends. Served in WWII in the Coast Guard. Married Feb. 12, 1944 at Sacred Heart Church. Worked and retired from Dennison Engineering. Member of the Swiss Club & Knights of Columbus. Enjoyed singing with the Barbershop Quartet, Senior Center, and many other choirs. Enjoyed playing cards and partying with Windemere neighbors. Loved horse racing, OSU athletics, and bowling. Spent several winters in Florida. Known as ‘Chargin Chuck’ at Malibu racetrack. He will be dearly missed by all, but celebrated for being at peace with his creator. Family will receive friends at MORELAND FUNERAL HOME 55 East Schrock Road in Westerville from 4:00 to 8:00 PM on Tuesday November 10th with a prayer service at 7:30 PM. Service will be held at St. Paul’s Catholic Church 313 North State St. Westerville, OH 43082 at 12:00 noon on Wednesday November 11th. Luncheon to follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Heartland Hospice 6500 Busch Blvd. Columbus, OH 43229. Special thanks to Heartland Hospice for all of their loving care. Condolences may be made at www.morelandfuneralhome.com