Thomas J. Stokes
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Graveside services will be Thursday for Thomas J. “Tom” Stokes, 90, a former Tracy resident, who died July 15 at his home in Fresno.

Mr. Stokes, born April 6, 1924, enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1941 after the attacks on Pearl Harbor. He was recalled to service during the wars in Korea and Vietnam.

He was employed by Yandell Truckaway-Sierra Warehouse.

A musician, Mr. Stokes was active in the Tracy Kiwanis Club, Castro Valley 20-30 Club, Murphys Native Sons and Murphys-Angels Camp Lions. He lived in Tracy in the 1970s and 1980s.

Survivors include his wife, Jo Ann Stokes of Fresno; a daughter, Janice Sampson, and her husband, Douglas, of Fresno; two sons, Jeffrey Stokes of Oakdale and Matthew Stokes, and his wife, Rebecca, of Tracy; and six grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Thelma and Isaac Stokes; and a brother, Harry Stokes.

Thursday’s services will begin at 11 a.m. at Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road.

Contributions in Mr. Stokes’ name may be sent to the Palo Alto Fisher House for Veterans and Families (, 3801 Miranda Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94304.

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August 08, 2014
Thomas J. Stokes I knew as "Tommy". He was a wonderful man. A loving husband, brother-in-law and son-in-law. Knowing he is not here with us any longer makes me sad. The world is a less loving, cheerful and giving place without him in it. I haven't seen him in a while but thought of him and his wonderful wife often. I am sad also for his family, they will miss him much. I am just glad we all get to meet again on the other side. Much love and hugs to the family.

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