Archie B. Stokes, 66, Iola, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, at his home. Archie was born on June 23, 1952, in Gas City, to Harlan Stokes and Bessie (Odam) Stokes.
Archie graduated from Iola High School. Archie married Cindy (Larkey) Stokes on July 27, 1974, in Chanute. This union was blessed with three children.
Archie worked for HBD in Chanute, for 25 years as a material cutter. Archie was a member of the Light of LaHarpe Baptist Church in LaHarpe.
Archie avidly collected anything and everything. He loved to fish, hunt and go bowling. Spending time with his grandkids was always a bright spot in Archie’s day. Archie loved to read books expanding his knowledge in many different areas. Archie loved to express his creative side through painting and drawing. He also loved his dogs very much.
Archie was preceded in death by his parents; one brother Harlan Stokes; and one sister Donna Hollingsworth.
Archie is survived by his wife of the home, Cindy; one son, Jason Stokes and wife Elizabeth, Iola; two daughters, Lisa Helman and husband Richard, LaHarpe, and Brenda Smith and husband Frank, Iola; three brothers, Ed Stokes and wife Barbara, LaHarpe, Willis Stokes and wife Barbara, Herington, and Delbert Stokes, La-Harpe; two sisters, Linda Cole, Nevada, Mo., and Lois Mix and husband Doug, Cleveland, Ohio; nine grandchildren, Eric Helman, Kaleena Smith, Christine Helman, Xadie Smith, Page Kress, Jillian Stokes, Olivia Kress, Jacob Stokes and Coralea Stokes; one great-grandson, Oliver Helman; and numerous other relatives.
A visitation with refreshments will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, in the Venue at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service. A funeral service in honor of Archie’s life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Light of LaHarpe Baptist Church, 901 South Main St., LaHarpe. Burial will follow in the LaHarpe Cemetery, LaHarpe.
Memorials are suggested to Light of LaHarpe Church or Allen County Animal Rescue Facility.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.