Howard Austin Stokes, 74, of 1824 Terry Lane, passed away on Friday, October 31, 2014 at Duke Raleigh. Howard was born in Annapolis, MD on December 18, 1939 to the late Austin Whittington Stokes and Ethel Mae Milton Stokes. He was a retired Southern Baptist minister, and also worked as a health-care provider with Murdoch Center. Howard was a member of Masonic Lodge #122, Oxford, NC.
Funeral Service: 3:00 p.m. Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Central Baptist Church/Chapel, Wendell. Burial: Church cemetery. The family will visit prior to the service in the fellowship hall from 1:30 – 2:45 p.m., and other times at the home.
Surviving: wife of 52 years, Robin Poplin Stokes; daughter, Iris Stokes Woodard (Dale) of Knightdale; granddaughter, Sarah Danielle Woodard of Knightdale.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Vision Fund of Central Baptist Church, 11109 Poole Road, Wendell, NC 27591 or to Masonic Children’s Home, 600 College Street, Oxford, NC 27565.
Condolences to the family may be sent to poolefuneral.com under Obituaries.