Jesse Edward Stokes Sr., 87, passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather that was loved by his family and friends.
Jesse, was born on September 4, 1933 in Dallas, Texas where he grew up and graduated from Sunset High School. At the age of 14, he joined the Navy where he served as an aircraft mechanic until he was 21. Jesse received his private pilot license at the age of 16. At the age of 19, he married his beloved wife, Ann Stokes, in Dallas, Texas. From this marriage they had five children.
Jesse was a captain for Frontier Airlines for 30 years. He was a member and Past Master of the Kansas City Masonic Temple Lodge. Jesse owned a coin store and was affectionately known as the "Coin Man". He is preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Martha Stokes; sister, Etta Mae Adams, daughter, Connie Stokes; grandson, Nicholas Pierce; and son-in-law, JC Christiansen. He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his wife of 67 years, Ann Stokes; children, Rebecca Jackson (Joey), Brenda Christiansen, (JC, deceased), Cherie Stokes, and Eddie Stokes (Linda); ten grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements to be decided later by family.
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