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John Francis Stokely

February 15, 1947 — June 15, 2022

Shreveport, LA

John Francis Stokely


A graveside service for John Francis Stokely, 75, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Keithville, Louisiana. A visitation will be held at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 1815 Marshall St., Shreveport, Louisiana from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

John, dedicated father, grandfather and friend, was born on February 15, 1947 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Robert and Doris Stokely and passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at his home in Shreveport, Louisiana after a lengthy illness.

After graduating from Fair Park High School in 1965, he enlisted in the United States Army. A Patriot through and through, he served our country for six years, including the time he spent overseas. In 1976, John and his wife, Candace, welcomed their first and only son, Jonathan Mark Stokely. John began his career as a television engineer at KTBS Channel 3, where he would stay for the next 40 years.

He enjoyed fishing, reading, motorcycles, astronomy and spending time with his family and lifelong friends. Upon his retirement in 2005, he moved to his camp house on Caddo Lake, where he spent his time doing all the things he loved for the next 15 years.

John is survived by his ex-wife and caregiver, Candace Lang; their son, Jon Stokely and his wife, Christen; his three grandsons, Jonathan Mark, Jr., Parker, and Lennon; his sister, Esther; nieces, Susie and Nikki and several, very close, lifelong friends.

The family would like to thank Dr. Wen Liu, Hand In Hand Hospice Care, and family friends, Dennis and Melissa Reid, for their care and compassion during this difficult time.

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Past Services


Tuesday, June 21, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Rose Neath Funeral Home - Shreveport Marshall

1815 Marshall St., Shreveport, LA 71101

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Northwest LA Veterans Cemetery

Keithville, LA 71047

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