Dennis Ray Stokes, age 68, Centerville, Kansas died as a result of an accident January 1, 2021. He was born on April 24, 1952 in Kansas City, Missouri the son of Rudolph and Odella Brace Stokes. He worked as a mechanic and then become an over the road truck driver. After retiring from over the road trucking, Dennis drove a school bus for USD #346 and most recently trucked for Mound City Ag. He was married to Sandra Greene on May 4, 1996. Dennis was a member of the Mound City First Baptist Church and the Farlinville Grange. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren. Earlier in his life, he was a bull rider, enjoyed working on cars, always having one in the local demolition derby. He liked to relax and watch the Kansas City Chiefs and NASCAR. However, his favorite past time was mowing with his Bad Boy mower. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Billy and two sisters, Durita and Hartha. Dennis is survived by his wife, Sandra, three daughters, Jennifer Clark, Becky Potter and Betsy Stokes-Murrow(Stacy), a son, Mike Neal(Sherri), two brothers, Jerry and Donnie Stokes, a sister, Bonnie, nine grandchildren, Morgan Wills(Alex), Questen, Quincy, Quinten and Mackenleigh Poole, Dalton Potter, Addison Stokes-Todd, Paden Hays, and Bodee Bradley, and two great grandchildren, Renlee and Rhyatt Wills.
Funeral service will be 6 pm Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at the Mound City First Baptist Church. Visitation will be held from 4:30 pm to service time at the Church. The family requests that masks be worn. Contributions are suggested to the First Baptist Youth Fund or Linn County Care to Share. Online condolences can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com. Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel