March 5, 1933—Feb. 23, 2015 Francis Carl Stoker, 81, of Crossville, passed away Feb. 23, 2015. Family will receive friends Wednesday, March 4, at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home from 1 to 3 p.m. Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. with Pastor Albert Tidwell officiating. Burial will be at Haley's Grove Cemetery at Crab Orchard. Pallbearers will be Will Whitecotton, Bernie Goldberg, Anthony Garrison, Bobby A. Barker, Thomas Mathis and Albert Sherrill. Francis was born March 5, 1933, in Morgantown, WV, to John Anton and Louise Brank Stoker. He served in the United States Army. Francis enjoyed classic cars and music. He was a kind man who loved his family and was a whole lot of things to many people. Francis is survived by his son, Randy Stoker; daughters, Susan Lyons (Ringo), Lisa Whitecotton (Will) and Merideth Rhyner (Jeff); 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; niece, Shannon Griffin of Lake Tansi; four brothers; and five sisters. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ella Stoker; parents, John and Louise Stoker; and son, Robert Carl Stoker. Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on  March 2, 2015