MORRISTOWN, TENN.

Marjorie R. Stocks


Marjorie R. Stocks, 90, of Morristown, Tenn., received her angel wings on the morning of Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at Life Care Center in Morristown.

She was a devoted and loving wife of the late Willard “Bill” Stocks, as well as a loving mother, sister and grandmother. In her earlier years, she showed her beauty both inside and out as she modeled for fashion shows before later owning her own restaurant, where she shared amazing cooking abilities.

Marge was a member of the Sweet Adeline’s in the 1960s, where her breathtaking singing voice was heard by many. She also had a love for bowling and was active in several bowling leagues. Her lifelong hobby, however, was gardening and planting flowers as she watched the robins, her favorite bird.

No matter what Marge was doing, her pride and joy was spending time with her family and friends. After moving to Tennessee from Wisconsin in 1989, Marge worked in the Kmart deli for a number of years.

Marge was preceded in death by her loving husband of 69 years, Willard “Bill” Stocks; parents, Henry and Myrtle Johnson; and sisters and brothers, Helen, Mary, Betty and Robert.

She is survived by her children, Brian (Joyce) Stocks and Wendy (Byron) Slagle, all of Wisconsin, and Sue (Ritchie) Roberts of Talbott. She also leaves behind several grandchildren, including Tammy (Dave) Dinauer, B.J. Stocks, Marc (Holly) Slagle and Randy Slagle all of Wisconsin, and Jamie (Randy) Lowe and Shawn Roberts, all of Talbott; and great-grandchildren, Saul, Beatrice and Christian, all of Wisconsin, and Rilea and Tanner of Talbott.

Marge will be sadly missed by her family. Though our pain is great, we know that her once broken heart (with the loss of Bill) is now happy as they are together again.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until the 8 p.m. funeral service Tuesday, March 1,at Westside Chapel Funeral Home with the chaplain of the West Hamblen County Volunteer Fire Department, Lynn Smith, officiating.

Arrangements by Westside Chapel Funeral Home in Morristown, 423-586-1160.