Garland ("Toss 1 Up") Stokes completed his life’s journey to join his heavenly father on August 18, 2020 at Bath Manor. He was the oldest son born to George and Patricia Stokes on August 28, 1955.
Garland graduated from Garfield High School in 1974 and continued on to complete his journeymanship as an operating engineer. He was also employed several years as an Ironworker in Houston, TX. At the time of his death, he was employed by Chrysler LLC as a Millwright in Kokomo, IN Engine Plant - UAW 685.
Garland was united in Holy matrimony to Renee Dancy Stokes in 1982. He commuted weekly from Kokomo, IN to care for his lovely wife, who transitioned in 2014. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
Garland loved wearing his sunglasses year-round, paired with a 3 piece suit, gators, and a matching hat. Garland always left a lasting impression as he was always the life of the party and could spark a conversation with anyone. He made daily rounds in his Cadillac (named Pearl) to the Al-Kaf with the boys and took annual trips to the Jazz Festival every year with his wife. Some of Garland’s favorite lines include: “What’s up baby girl” or “Hey, listen here”. Garland’s charming presence and humorous personality will be missed most by friends and family.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Renee Dancy Stokes; Parents, George and Patricia Stokes; Grandparents, John Campbell and LaDessa Campbell, William Stokes and Mattie Stokes; In= Laws, James Dancy, Betty Dancy; Brother In-Law Jimmy Dancy.
He leaves to cherish his love and memories children, Chonita (Samuel) Dees of Akron, OH, Garland Stokes (Duce) II (Shameka) Stokes of Akron, OH, Danielle Stokes of Ann Arbor, MI and Dionna Stokes of New Orleans, LA; Grandchildren Alicia, Tre’Jour, Legend all of Akron, OH.; Nieces, Marlea Lee of Atlanta, GA, Jazmine Stokes of Chagrin Falls, OH, Daisha Dancy of Akron, OH; Nephews, Marlon Lee of Akron, OH, Marcus Lee of Denver, CO, Theo Stokes of Chagrin Falls, OH, Gabriel Stokes of Los Angeles, CA, Don (Dee) Dancy of Denver, CO, Deocco of Akron, OH; Sisters, Kimberly Stokes Lee of Akron, OH and Adrian (Robert) Ewing of San Leandro, CA.; Brothers, Dr. Gregory (Brenda) Stokes of Chagrin Falls, OH and Reggie (Yvette) Floyd of Akron, OH.; Aunts, Wilhmenia Stokes of New York, NY, Angelette Colvin of Akron, OH.; brother-in-law, Don Allen (Tracey) Dancy; cousin, Eugene Thomas of Michigan; Special Cousins, Frank (Dana) LaGarde, Atlanta Family (Lee, Cherry, Golden, Lupoe); Special Friends, Calvin Roberts, Raynard Trice, Jimmy Henderson, Kevin Edwards, and William(Yogi) & Francine Pryer and a host of other loving relatives and friends.
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