July 19, 1928 – January 24, 2020 – (age 91)
Francis passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Wellsville, Utah to Archibald and Hazel Stokes. He graduated from South Cache High School. After graduating he was drafted into the Korean War where he was stationed near Inchon.
Upon returning home he married Cora Stokes. She had 4 children. Later came 2 sons. They later divorced. Year later he married Hilda Stokes. Due to health issues he left Cache Valley to live in Herriman, Utah with his youngest son where he joyfully lived out his days.
Francis loved horses, fishing, leather work and the great outdoors. He liked to tinker braiding whips. He loved to make belt buckles and made quite a few. He also loved to watch the horse parades they had in Wellsville. He was a retired local truck driver from Trenton Feed Co-op.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Hilda, granddaughter Kandice Stokes, step-children Edgar Hallberg and Corlene Rouse.
Francis is survived by his brother, Andrew Stokes (Wellsville, Utah) sister, Carol (Blaine) Hall (Orem, Utah) his son, Roger Duncan Stokes (Shamrock, Texas) son, Todd (Diane) Stokes (Herriman, Utah) daughter, Judy and Randy Stokes (North Ogden, Utah) daughter, Centhia and George Freece (North Logan, Utah), 22 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren, 4 step-children, Joyce Ricks, Anita Phelps, Rod Corry, and Tom Hendricks.
Funeral services will be held under the direction of Allen Mortuaries at the Nelson Funeral Home Chapel, 162 East 400 North, Logan, Utah on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 11:00am with a viewing held from 9:30 – 10:30am. A viewing will be held on Friday, January 31, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:00pm at the same location. Interment will follow the funeral service at the Wellsville Cemetery.
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