Thursday, December 11, 2008

Ronald d. Stockton, 69, of Monett, passed away Friday, Dec. 5, 2008, at Cox Monett Hospital. He was born March 21, 1939, in Star City, the son of Orva Stockton and Faye (Ash) Higgs. He was united in marriage to Rosa Brigman July 7, 2004, in Eureka springs, Ark., and she survives.

He was a retired truck driver. He also retired from the National Guard after serving 20 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Monett.

Additional survivors include: his mother, Faye Higgs, of Monett; two sons, Mike Stockton, of Springdale, Ark., and ronnie Stockton and his wife, Paula, of Cassville; one sister, Evelyn Schad and her husband, Lawrence, of Monett; one sister-in-law, Jan Stockton, of Cassville; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, one brother, Don Stockton, two sons, Mark and Matt Stockton and one grandchild.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home with Rev. Russ Neill officiating. Burial was at Sparks Cemetery near Butterfield.

Arrangements were under the care of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett.