James O. Stocks Jr., 91, WWII veteran and lifetime Lions Club member

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James Ormond Stocks Jr.
James Ormond Stocks Jr.

James O. Stocks Jr., of Virginia Beach, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016 at The Gardens of Virginia Beach surrounded by his wife and children. He was 91.

He was a quiet man who touched many lives.

Born in Winterville, N.C., Jimmie retired from Bowman, Foster & Associates after a long, successful career in electrical engineering and many related mechanical fields.

Jimmie was devoted to his wife, Edna (married 73 years); his children, James R. Stocks (Alicia), W. Steve Stocks (Nancy) and Molly S. Phillips (Alan). He also was devoted to his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchild. He was very loyal to his church, Kempsville Baptist, where he was a member for 70 years, a deacon and a trustee, and to the Kempsville Lions Club. He was named a lifetime member of the Lions Club. In addition, Jimmie was a World War II veteran.

The family wishes to thank the staff at The Gardens and the team from Interim Hospice Care for their loving, gentle care.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home on Witchduck Road. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016 at Kempsville Baptist Church.

Memorials are suggested (in lieu of flowers) to the Historical Pleasant Hall at Kempsville Baptist Church or Kempsville Lions Club.

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