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John Sherman Stockstill

January 24, 1942 December 22, 2018
John Sherman Stockstill
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John Sherman Stockstill was born January 24, 1942, in Tulare, CA. He graduated in the class of 1960 from Braggs High School, served in the US Navy from 1961-1965, then attended Central State and Northeastern State Universities, where he earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, respectively. John married his bride, Penny on December 26, 1965.

John resided in Broken Arrow, OK, where he worked for the school system there. He began as a counselor before he found his true calling as a middle school principal. He served as principal for Central Middle School and Sequoyah Middle School before retiring in 1993. He continued to teach at Metro Christian Academy and Catoosa High School as a math teacher.

Surrounded by his family, John went to be with his Savior on December 22, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Mildred Stockstill. He is survived by his wife, Penny, their four children: Emily (Steve) Wasson, John (Shauna) Stockstill, Danny (Sarah) Stockstill, and Rebecca (Darren) Walker; eleven grandchildren: Jordan (Ashley) Wasson, Amy Wasson, Allison Wasson, Dylan Stockstill, Micah Stockstill, Lily Stockstill, Cobin Stockstill, Brinlee Stockstill, Emma Walker, Carter Walker, and Ava Walker, and two great-grandchildren, Aaliyah and Andrew Wasson. He is also survived by his brother Harold Stockstill, and sisters Thelma Terrell, Barbara Garrison, and Martha Ward. He was loved and will be missed by many.

Viewing will be from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and services celebrating John’s life will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at Clearview Baptist Church in Broken Arrow, OK. Burial with military honors will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at Fort Gibson National Cemetery in Fort Gibson, OK.

Family and friends may share memories online at www.brownfamilycares.com. The family of John Stockstill entrusted his care and services to Brown Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 210 S. Broadway, Coweta, OK 74429, 918-486-5515.


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Viewing

Monday

24

Dec

2:00 PM 12/24/2018 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 12/24/2018 4:00:00 PM
Brown Family Funeral Home

210 S. Broadway
Coweta, OK 74429

Brown Family Funeral Home
210 S. Broadway Coweta 74429 OK
United States

Viewing

Wednesday

26

Dec

9:30 AM 12/26/2018 9:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 12/26/2018 11:00:00 AM
Clearview Baptist Church

23003 E. Highway 51
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma 74014

Clearview Baptist Church
23003 E. Highway 51 Broken Arrow 74014 Oklahoma
United States

Celebration of Life Service

Wednesday

26

Dec

11:00 AM 12/26/2018 11:00:00 AM
Clearview Baptist Church

23003 E. Highway 51
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma 74014

Clearview Baptist Church
23003 E. Highway 51 Broken Arrow 74014 Oklahoma
United States

Graveside Service

Thursday

27

Dec

11:00 AM 12/27/2018 11:00:00 AM
Fort Gibson National Cemetery

1423 Cemetery Rd.
Fort Gibson, Oklahoma 74434

Fort Gibson National Cemetery
1423 Cemetery Rd. Fort Gibson 74434 Oklahoma
United States

Memorial Contribution

Landstuhl Hospital Care Project

29 Greenleaf Terrace
Stafford, VA
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