Nelson Lawton Stokes, Sr.


Passed: Saturday, July 26, 2014
Funeral: Monday, July 28, 2014

Age: 93
Location: Greer, SC

Nelson Lawton Stokes, Sr., 93, of 1870 Fews Chapel Road, died July 26, 2014 at Greenville Memorial Medical Center.

A native of Greenville County, he was a son of the late Thomas Merton and Hattie Louise Forrester Stokes, a retired S.C. State Constable, a member of the Bailey Masonic Lodge # 146, U.S. Air Force veteran of WWII and was a member of Fews Chapel United Methodist Church.


Surviving are his loving wife of 66 years, Mildred Turner Stokes of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Nelson and Freida Stokes of Greer and Keith and Betty Jo Stokes of Pauline; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lynne and Doug Lingo and Patti and Barry Cason all of Greer; seventeen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

He was predeceased also by twelve brothers and sisters.

Funeral Services:

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday at Fews Chapel United Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. Joseph Cole, Rev. Nelson Stokes, Jr. and Barry Cason.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Masonic Rites.

Wood Mortuary

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