Stokes, Rodney S., Saginaw, Michigan

Passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Port Huron, age 60 years. Rodney was born in Saginaw, Michigan June 21, 1952 the son of Evelyn (Fortune) Stokes and the late Robert Stokes. He married Cheryl L. Williams October 6, 1978 and she survives him. In addition to his wife and mother, Rodney is survived by two sons, Ryan Robert and Kyle Patrick Stokes; a brother, Robert Stokes; a sister, Laura Ruggles; a step-sister, Sue Newman; a step- brother, Tom Clark; a sister-in-law, Vickie (Dan) Hayes; a brother-in-law, Jack (Nikki) Williams; many nieces and nephews and his two life-long friends, Roger Schulz and Terry “Goose” Geese. He will be especially missed by his four legged companion, Jasper. Rodney was predeceased by his step-mother, Virginia “Ginny” Stokes; sister-in-law, Deborah Gerwin and his grandparents, Frank and Ida “Grandma Marbles” Starr. Rod’s happiest moments in life came while spending time with his family. According to his wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at W. L. Case & Company, 4480 Mackinaw Road. Rev. Douglas Kahl will officiate. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday from noon until time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a donation to the Humane Society of Saginaw County.