Born January 5, 1937, he was the son of the late Charles Elvin and Irene Mickey Stocks. On April 6, 1959, in St. Louis, he was united in marriage to Betty Lucille Warren, who preceded him in death on May 9, 2002.
Also preceding him in death were one sister, Barbara Darter.
Survivors include two sons, Ronald Stocks of Malden and Robert E. Stocks of Elsah, Ill.; one daughter, Rebecca Jackson of Hudson, Fla.; five grandchildren, Jennifer Falloon of Herculaneum, Mo., Sarah Adams of Pevely, Mo., Taylor Stocks, Bethany Stocks and Jacob Stocks, all of Elsah, Ill., and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held Tuesday, April 5, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden. Funeral services will be conducted today, Wed., April 6 at 2 p.m., in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. James Hamlett officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Malden. Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to National Right to Life.