PEORIA - John J. Stokes III, 65, of Peoria passed away at 8:23 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
His funeral liturgy will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Ave. in Peoria, with Monsignor Brian Brownsey officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Interment will be at historic Springdale Cemetery in Peoria.
John was born in Peoria on March 13, 1948, a son of John J. and Lillie M. (Page) Stokes Jr. They preceded him in death. He was formerly married to Diane Sam of Peoria. She survives.
He also is survived by his daughter, Jessica J. Stokes of Peoria; grandson, Justin Stokes of Peoria; sisters, Patricia Polk of West Peoria, Jonelle Johnson and Judy Adkisson, both of Peoria; and many other family members and friends.
He was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church in Peoria and was formerly a volunteer firefighter in Morton. He enjoyed traveling and was a quiet man, very soft spoken, who cared deeply for his family.
John retired in 2009 after 39 years of service as a parts coordinator for Caterpillar Inc.'s Morton facility.
Memorial contributions may be made in John's memory to the
. John's memorial website and online condolences may be accessed at www.ClaryFunerals.com.