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Mr. Billy Stoker, Jr.
services for Billy Stoker, Jr., 80, of Overton, TX, will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday,
May 25, 2014 at New Hope Church of Christ with Brother Rufus Thorn officiating.
Burial will follow at New
Arrangements are under the direction of Victory Funeral Services.
born the eleventh child to William and Almettia Booth Stoker on July 4, 1933 in
He departed this life on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at his residence.
From the time Billy
accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior, at the young age of 12, he grew
into being a fervent servant for Christ. He was a song leader, a Bible student/teacher,
public relations expert, building fundraiser, custodian of the church and more.
Up until the very last day of his life he took the responsibilities of overseeing
the business and the growth of the New Hope Church of Christ seriously.
Some of his many contributions were helping build, maintain and open the church
doors when ever called upon. Simply put, he was more than a leader at the
church. By being a worker for the Lord he also became the heart of the
community throughout East Texas by visiting loved ones and friends in the
nursing home or hospital, helping those in need in any possible way.
He also held the titles of president and secretary over the New Hope Cemetery
and Leading Brother of New Hope Church of Christ.
1999, he volunteered at D&S Community Services on the Human Rights
Committee and was known as a faithful member.
also sang with other Church of Christ men in a group of recording artists, known as
the Wandering Travelers, who sang in
areas churches throughout East Texas.
elementary education was received at New Hope
public schools and he graduated in the Class of 1953 from Fredonia High School.
work career concluded with retirement from Kilgore Independent
School District; but he most
recently reactivated as a loyal staff member at Victory Funeral Services since
married to Robbie Sue Roberson and one daughter, Marilyn, was born to this
union. Later he married, Dorothy Roberson with Talisa and Roderick Stoker
completing his family.
He loved being a partner to his fiancé,
Sharlett Frater of Tyler, TX; father/teacher to his surviving children,
Roderick Stoker of Dallas, TX: Talisa Willis of Kalamazoo, MI; and Marilyn
Johnson and her husband, James of Dallas, TX:a loving brother and brother-in-law to his dear
sister, Willie Lois Roberts and her husband, Jessie, of Longview, TX: other
brothers-in-law, James Tinsley of Dallas, TX: Charlie Williams of Marshall, TX
and Oscar Roberson, Jr. of Overton, TX; sisters-in-law, Thelma Scott and Delores
Roberson both of Overton, TX and Ernestine Roberson of Phoenix, AZ; special niece, Audrey Neal
of San Francisco, CA; cousins, Vernon Stoker, Sr. and wife, Betty of Longview,
TX; and Vernice Boozer of Washington, DC; god-daughter, Kim Thomas of Longview,
TX; special friend, Josie Coleman of Overton, TX; eight grand children and
seven great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
But the role he loved the most was
being a loving husband and care taker to his late wife, Dorothy Stoker. His parents, his sisters,
Berenice Irving, Cleo Rossum, Ferdedelia Coleman, Ruby Lee Johnson, Burnis Lee
Williams, Delma Tinsley and brothers, Earl Stoker, Albert Stoker and Sylvester
Stoker also preceded him in death.
viewing will be Saturday, May 24, 2014, starting at noon with family visitation
from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Victory Funeral Services.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that a donation be made to the New Hope
Church of Christ Building Fund.
Mrs. Maeona Liner
Maeona was born Monday, April 6, 1931, to the parentage of Beatrice
and Annie Wright in Leesburg, Texas. On Friday, June 8, 2012 she
departed this life to be with the Lord.
She graduated from Douglas High School in Pittsburg, Texas. She later
attended Texas College in Tyler, Texas and received an associate
certification from Kilgore College.
In her youth, she was a member of New West Chapel Christian Methodist
Episcopal Church in Leesburg, Texas. Upon relocating to Kilgore, Texas
she united with and remained a faithful member of Bates Memorial
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church where she served as a stewardess
and in the choir.
Her working career consisted of domestic and sitting jobs prior to
employment in the maintenance department of Kilgore College where she
retired after 24 years of service. In her early years she also worked at
Pierce and Moss Funeral Home and after retirement she became a valued
member of the original staff at Victory Funeral Services until her
health began to fail.
In 1952, she married Rev. Elder Liner and eight children were born to this union.
Her parents, her husband, and one son, Barry Liner, sisters, Fleta
Jones, Louise Wade, Mildred Coe, Faye Logan and Lavon Jones, brothers,
B. C. Wright, Al Wright and Rudy Wright all preceded her in death.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughters and sons-in-law, Janice
and Alon Mosley and Jacqueline and Foster Tolbert all of Kilgore; sons,
Dominian Liner, Larry Liner, Gregory Liner, Mike Liner and Kavin Liner
all of Kilgore; ten grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, many
nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.