MISSION – Jack A. Stocks, 78, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at his home after a battle with cancer.
Mr. Stocks was born in Arkansas in 1935. After graduating, he served in the U.S. Air Force and then joined Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. He moved up the ladder as an assistant store manager, store manager, and territory sales representative. After 20 years with Goodyear, he and his wife, June, purchased their own business and ran it until retirement. In 1993 they came to the Valley and made it their home.
He helped to start Senior Softball League and played in the league for 15 years. He played in and helped to start the Joy Norris and Country Sunshine band.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, June; sons, Jeffrey and Eric Stocks; brother, Harold Stocks; and three grandsons.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Riley and Mattie Stocks, and two brothers and a sister.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.