Paul Wright Stokes
Virginia Beach – Paul Wright Stokes, Sr., 83 years of age, passed away peacefully at Sentara Leigh Hospital on July 15th. He was surrounded by his loving family the days prior to his passing.
Wright was the son of the late George Ellis and Rosina Wright Stokes. He was retired from the Chesapeake and Potomac/Bell Atlantic Telephone Company, and was a member of Community United Methodist Church of Virginia Beach.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 58 years, Eloise S. Stokes; his five children and their families, Paul Wright Stokes, Jr. and his wife Diane of Virginia Beach; Bobby Stokes and his wife Debbie of Sumerduck, VA; Jim Stokes and his wife Renee of Suffolk; J. David Stokes of Chicago, IL; and Becky Hendershot and her husband Dan of Fayetteville, GA; eight grandchildren, Shannon Monk, Sgt Christine Irvin, stationed in Baghdad, Iraq, Stephanie Moriarty and her husband Joey of Virginia Beach, Christina Stokes of San Diego, CA, Robert Stokes of Sumerduck, VA, Shari Stokes of Greenville, NC, and Ashley and Andrew Hendershot of Fayetteville, GA; three great-grandchildren, Steven Irvin, and Quentin and Desiree Walker; and his brother, the Reverend George E. Stokes of Rehoboth Beach, DE. Wright was preceded in death by his brother, William N. Stokes.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2006, at Altmeyer Funeral Home in Virginia Beach with Dr. Fenton Wicker officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at the funeral home. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association and / or the Alzheimer