West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242

Philip Richard Stockton was born the son of George Oliver Stockton and Naomi (Standeford) Stockton on March 1, 1942 at St. Louis, Missouri, and departed this life November 11, 2014 at Cherokee Village, Arkansas, at the age of 72 years.

He was united in marriage on January 18, 1968 at St. Louis, Missouri, to Wilma England.

He leaves to grieve his passing, his wife, Wilma Stockton of the home in Maumelle, Arkansas; one son, Michael Scott Stockton and wife, Susan of Mountain Home, Arkansas; two grandsons, Dalton Stockton and Lawson Stockton, both of Mountain Home, Arkansas; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Naomi Stockton and one brother, Robert S. Stockton.

Philip was a Veteran of the United States Air Force, proudly serving his country in Vietnam and during the Gulf War. He retired as Lieutenant Colonel with the United States Air Force after twenty-six years of military service. Among his numerous awards, he received the Bronze Star Medal and the Outstanding Unit Award with Valor Device.

Philip was of the Baptist faith and attended Little Rock Air Force Base Chapel for twenty-two years. He was a member and former president of the Protestant Parish Council.

His life will be remembered as a testimony of his faith in Christ, and his passion to serve his country and his fellow man.

Philip was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and a loyal friend. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, November 15, 2014, at 10:00 AM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with United States Air Force Chaplain, Major Randy Sellers officiating.

The family will receive friends Friday evening, November 14th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.

Burial will be in the Taylor Cemetery near Mammoth Spring, Arkansas with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.



  1. James Rodney and Becky Anderson
    November 12, 2014 @ 6:44 pm

    Wilma, Michael and Family,
    We are so sad to hear of Phil’s passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    With Sympathy- James Rodney and Becky Anderson


  2. Fanchette and Calvin Vickers
    November 13, 2014 @ 1:05 pm

    Dear friend, Wilma,
    May the peace of the Lord’s healing grace be upon you and your family. Boy, who is going to tease me at church? I was really surprise to hear this sad news but know that the arms of the Lord will comfort you and your family during this sad loss of your husband: a father and a grandfather. He was such a great person and will truly be missed! Take care and know that we are all in prayer for you.
    Much love…in Christ name.
    Fanchette “French” Vickers and Family


  3. Nadine (Smith) Bussard
    November 14, 2014 @ 10:54 am

    Dear Wilma,
    So sad to hear of the untimely passing of your husband. From reading about him on this site, I can tell that he was a wonderful guy and it is a great loss for you, Mike and his family. When the time is right, I look forward to a visit with you and meeting Mike and family. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of great sorrow.


  4. Gina (Stockton) DelPiero and Family
    November 15, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

    May God comfort each of you and help ease your pain. It is so hard for all of us to let him go because he was such a special man. I can just imagine the incredible smile on my Dad’s face and Grandma and Grandpa’s faces so excited welcoming their brother and son home to Heaven. I miss them greatly, yet I know that they are all 4 together again smiling in the glory of God’s light. I love you Uncle Phil, may you rest in peace until we meet again.


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