Charles Emmitt Stokes, 80, Cave Street, died at 9:36 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center of natural causes.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville conducted by Rev. Junior Heltsley with burial to follow in Ridgetop Cemetery in Crofton. Pallbearers will be Paul Coleman, Wayne Choate, Michael Choate, Bill Cravens, Dale Seay and Rufus Dyer. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, March 19, 2012 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville.
A native of Todd County, Kentucky born September 19, 1931, he was the son of the late Howard and Maggie Oliver Stokes and was a member of Pleasant Green Baptist Church. He had retired from Ebonite after more than 25 years but is probably most remembered as “the lawnmower man”. He repaired and restored lawn mowers for many years and loved to work with them.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years Brenda Stokes, two daughters; Lisa Powell Killebrew and Carol West and her husband John, two grandchildren; Brandi Boren and Chasity Boren and two great-grandchildren; Lexi Boren and Jada Sutton, all of Hopkinsville.