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.