Cecil O. Stoker, 99, of Gravois Mills, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles.
He was born April 24, 1920, in Lincoln, Ark., a son of the late Oliver Perry and Ellen (Fooks) Stoker.
He married Lillian L. Davey, Nov. 1940 in Junction City, Kan.
She preceded him in death on Oct. 3, 2013.
He was a World War II veteran serving 1942 to 1945 in the United States Army.
He worked at Kansas City Power and Light and retired as a district foreman.
He and his wife bought lake property in 1964 and established Stokers Point. In 1980, they purchased a farm and moved there in 1982.
He was a member of the George W. Waddell VFW Post 5178 in Gravois Mills and was also a Shrine and Masonic Lodge member in Kansas City.
In his younger years, he enjoyed water skiing and, later in life, farming.
He is survived by son Carl Stoker and wife Mona Lisa of Olathe, Kan.; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by sons Roger Stoker and Cecil Stoker, brothers Harvey Stoker, John Stoker, Marian Stoker, and Paul Stoker; and sisters Georgia, Rose, and Jessie Mae.
Funeral Services were Saturday, November 30th, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Chad Courter officiating.
Graveside services and interment with full military honors, were Saturday, Nov. 30, at Johnson County Memorial Gardens in Overland Park, Kan.
Memorial contributions were suggested to the George M. Waddell VFW Post 5178, Good Shepherd Care Center, or Hospice Compassus.
Arrangements under direction of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.