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Funeral services for John “Johnny” Stockdale, 66, will be 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Kelly Springs Missionary Baptist Church. Reverend John L. L. Jacobs is the pastor. Dr. Jonathon Carter is the eulogist. Interment will take place on Monday, February 25, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Georgia. Mr. Stockdale will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight from 5-6 p.m.

John Stockdale was born on October 13, 1952 in Talladega, Alabama to the late J. C. Stockdale and the late Florine Barclay Stockdale.

At an early age, he attended Lily Hill Missionary Baptist Church. Upon relocating to the Metro Atlanta area, John attended several churches before joining Siloam Church International where he worked faithfully in the church as an usher until his health began to fail. He attended Westside High School, Talladega High School and completed his education at St. Leo University. John enlisted in the United States Navy on December 29, 1975 and served honorably until December 28, 1979. He was employed with the United States Postal Service for 30 years and was a union steward representative for the Mail Handler’s Union for serval years. Upon his retirement, he was owner of John and Son’s Lawn Care Service. He was very active in the political process in the community, and would work at the polls during election time.

On the morning of Wednesday, February 13, 2019, John gained his Heavenly wings. He was preceded in passing by his parents, J. C. and Florine B. Stockdale.

John leaves to cherish his memories: two sons, Phibe Stockdale of Talladega, Alabama and DeAaron Stockdale of Atlanta, Georgia; four grandchildren, Marquis McKinney, Sandarrias Jones, Jaylon Hall and RuDaisha Stockdale; two great grandchildren, Laila Jones and Kha’Mari McKinney; four sisters, Luctricia Brock, Theresa Stockdale, Gwen Wilson and Janice Smoot of Talladega, Alabama; four brothers, Walter Stockdale of Talladega, Alabama, Karyes (Carol) Stockdale of San Diego, California, Jimmy (Sheila) Stockdale and Jesse Stockdale of Talladega, Alabama; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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  • Friday, February 15, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Terrys Metropolitan Mortuary
  • Saturday, February 16, 2019
    Praying for my family. Trust in the Lord with all your heart for He knows what we need.
    ~ Doris Stockdale Artis   Norfolk, VA
  • Saturday, February 16, 2019
    We are deeply saddened for your loss. May God comfort and strengthen your family during this most difficult time. We send much love and prayers to the family. God will see you through.
    ~ Gwendolyn Davis-Amey   San Pablo, CA
  • Thursday, February 21, 2019
    Sending our Love for Stockdale family in your time of loss of love one;father;brother;cousin.
    ~ Stan & Teresa Barclay   Indianapolis, IN
  • Friday, February 22, 2019
    My condolences to the Stockdale family over the loss of your loved one. The death of the one we loved is one of life most d devastating occurrence because our Creator made us to live not die. (Genesis 3:1-6) In the near future God promised that those in the grave will be brought back to life to live right here on earth without the fear of getting sickness or dying. (John 5:28,29) Describing what condition will then be like the Bible states that God "will wipe out every tear from [OUR] eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." (Revelation 21:3,4)
    ~ donald phillips   AL
  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019
    I am praying for the Stockdale family, I am so sorry for your loss, I love you guys and I am heartbroken about Johnny, I pray that he is resting in peace. Love Angela( Lump)
    ~ Angela Morgan   Brooklyn, NY
  • Friday, March 8, 2019
    Our warmest sympathies goes to you and yours in these difficult moments. May you find strength from the words of 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4 3 Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God. What a loving God who cares about each one of us. He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez