Obituary of Roger Stockton
Roger F. Stockton, 81, went home to be with his Lord, and his loving wife Brenda, on August 10, 2019 as he was surrounded by his family.
Funeral Services celebrating his life will be held 3:00PM Wednesday August 14 2019 at Main Street United Methodist Church with Rev. Rick Carter and Rev. Phil Bauguess officiating. The family will visit with friends from 4:00PM until 8:00PM Tuesday evening at the Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Home Chapel.
A lifelong resident of Forsyth County, Roger was the son of the late Ralph Franklin Stockton and Betty Sue Mabe Stockton. He was married to the late Brenda Newman for fifty-two years. He graduated from Kernersville High School, and later attended Guilford College, College of Chicago, and Management schools with Forsyth Technical Community College.
He would serve his country with his beloved US Marine Corps, and currently with the Marine Corps League 260 in which he served as Commandant in 2018. One of his community highlights was serving on the Executive Committee for the Carolina Field of Honor at Triad Park.
Roger’s career started as a Salesman and led him to the Radio Communications Industry. He was General Manager of Summit Communications stations WSJS/WTQR in Winston-Salem, WBIG/WJAM in Greensboro, WAVE 104 in Myrtle Beach, and WMFR in High Point. He retired as Vice-President of North Carolina Broadcasting properties for Summit.
His service to his community included serving as President of the West Sertoma Club, Kernersville Lions Club and Winston-Salem Merchants Association. He was a member of both the Jaycees and Kiwanis Clubs in High Point. He was a 50 year Scottish Rite Mason and a Shriner.
Roger’s family was his life and he always enjoyed traveling the World and visited all fifty states, most of Europe, and East Asia as well.
Survivors include his daughters, Sharon Stockton, and Robin Stockton Webb and Art; grandchildren, Morgan Webb White and Matt, Andrew Howland and Taylore, and Grant Anderson; great-grandchildren, Emmarie and Silas; brothers, Jim Stockton and Sarah, and Jerry Stockton and Kae; nephew, Alex Stockton; and numerous extended family and friends.
Friends and family may sign, and view the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com
Memorial contributions are asked to be made to the Marine Corps League 260, P.O. Box 10227, Greensboro, NC 27404