Services for Mr. Otis Stokes were held Thursday, April 10, 2014, at 2 p.m. from John E. Stephens Chapel.

The Rev. John Stephens and the Rev. Eddie Johnson officiated. Burial followed in Pine Grove Cemetery at House. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Stokes, 72, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian.

He lived in the House Community most of his life. He was a truck driver.

He was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church in the House Community.

Mr. Stokes was preceded in death by his parents, Elbert Lewis Stokes and Mary Elizabeth Hitchcock Stokes.

He is survived by his wife, Rita Stokes of Philadelphia; daughters, Denise Parks of Kosciusko and Jennifer Jones of Philadelphia; son, Patrick Stokes of Philadelphia; sister, Carol Chunn of Philadelphia; brothers, Dwight Stokes of Philadelphia and Billy Stokes of Meridian; seven grandchildren; and five great-grand-children.