October 25, 1926 - February 10, 2018
Born in Rock Lake, North Dakota
Resided in Birch Run, Michigan
Laurel was born October 25, 1926 in Rock Lake, North Dakota to the late John and Margaret (Klack) Stockton they later moved to Flint, Michigan in 1930. He attended Flint Schools and graduated from Flint Technical School in 1944. Mr. Stockton is a U.S. Navy WWII Veteran and served in the Pacific Theatre for 2 years. After returning home from the service, he spent 6 years farming with his father. Laurel worked for Chevrolet in sheet metal production and was accepted into the die maker apprentice program. He graduated with the honor of being the first apprentice in the city of Flint to earn a 4.0 average. Laurel went from the die room into engineering, and retired from Chevrolet Metal Fabricating on January 1, 1985. He later worked at Premium Design and retired in 1992.
Laurel married Marilyn Wright on June 10, 1989 in Flint. Marilyn preceded him in death February 23, 2018. In 1995 they moved to Harrisville, where he enjoyed hunting and working in his flower gardens. He also enjoyed the hours spent playing horseshoes with his sons, family, and friends. They spent many pleasant times around the fire pit in the summer evenings. While living in Harrisville, he was a very active member of Haynes Community Church. In 2013, they sold their first home in Harrisville and moved to Birch Run.
Laurel volunteered with the Tall Pine Council Troop #117, a handicapped Boy Scout Troop. He will be remembered for his patience working and teaching many of these scouts how to earn their badges, some even earned an Eagle Award. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Clio for many years. Laurel loved his Lord and the churches he attended throughout his lifetime.
Surviving are: Daughter, Laura Jean (Mark) Condon; Sons: Steven S. Stockton, and Mark A. (Cindy) Stockton; Stepson, John D. (Carlene) Wright; Stepdaughter, Mary E. (David) Bukosky; 18 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; Brothers: Wayne (Ruth) Stockton, and Eugene (Barbara) Stockton; Many nieces and nephews. Laurel was preceded in death by his Granddaughter Allison Bukosky, Grandson Jeffery Wright, Sister, Shirley Ann Stockton-Andrews, and Brother, Lynnwood Stockton. Please sign our guest book or share an online condolence with the family at www.oguinnfh.com.
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