William S. Stokley
05/09/1944 - 02/04/2024
Obituary For William S. Stokley
Stokley, William S., 79, of Galloway, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side on February 4, 2024. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he lived in Medford, Sewell and Sea Isle City before moving to Galloway 20 years ago. Bill worked as a meat cutter, eventually becoming a manager with Acme Markets in Cross Keys for almost 30 years, before retiring in 1991. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Absecon, where he served as a Eucharistic minister. Through this, he also served Atlanticare – Mainland as a Eucharistic minister. In his free time, he enjoyed gardening, fishing and boating. He most enjoyed being able to spend time with his family. Bill will be remembered as a man of service, doing what he could to assist those in need.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Gail (Stevens) Stokley; his children, Tim Minshall (Kelly), Bill G. Stokley, Gail Taylor (Roy) and Robert Stokley; his sister-in-law, Nancy Petrick (Joseph); his 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
There will be a brief gathering from 10:30AM to 11AM on Friday, February 9, 2024 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 591 New Jersey Ave., Absecon. A funeral mass will be offered at 11AM. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery Mays Landing. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (https://stjude.org/donate/), 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For online condolences, please visit www.parselsfh.com.
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