Jessie Warren “Jay” Stocks, Jr

Published 8:02 pm Tuesday, August 1, 2017


Jessie Warren “Jay” Stocks, Jr., 58, died Sunday, July 30, 2017.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 6 pm in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.

Jay, a native of Pitt County, was a 1977 graduate of Ayden Grifton High School.  He was the owner and operator A-1 Cleaning Equipment.  He loved spending time with his family and friends.  An avid hunter, fisherman, and boater, Jay enjoyed traveling with his wife.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge Grimesland Chapter #475, and the Sudan Shriners of New Bern.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jessie Warren Stocks; and grandparents, Lloyd and Edna Craft and Harvey and Mamie Stocks.

He is survived by his: wife of 7 years, Karen Lynch Stocks; daughters, Shannon Stocks Johnson and husband, Ashley, of Grifton, and

Dana Stocks and fiancé, Tommy Shirley, of Grimesland; mother, Joyce Craft Stocks, of Ayden; grandchildren, Ryleigh Stocks, Braeden Johnson, Ellie Johnson, and Holly Shirley; sisters, Bridget Stocks Hagan and husband, Mike, of Winterville, and

Judy Stocks Mendieta, of Georgetown, TX; and nieces and nephews, Tracy Vaughan and husband, Ben, of Ayden, Terry Braxton, of Greenville, Michelle Wainwright, of Greenville, and Chris Wainwright and wife, Amy, of Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hunters Helping Kids Inc., PO Box 247, Saxapahaw, NC 27340, or to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, c/o Sudan Temple, 403 E. Front St, New Bern, NC 28560.

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