Obituary of William Stockard
William Stockard was born in Monroe, Michigan on March 10, 1939, from the union of Frank and Edna (Bomia) Stockard. At a young age, William learned the value of a day’s work, in fact, he took his first job just after he turned fourteen years old.
William enjoyed sports and was an avid fan of the University of Michigan Wolverines Football and the Detroit Tiger Baseball teams. He cheered loudly and fervently when his teams were winning but became frustrated and vocal with colorful language if they happened to be losing.
Throughout his life, William found peace and fulfillment near the water. Owning a few boats, he was especially thankful for the solitude of dropping a line in Lake Erie. He never missed an opportunity to share his love of fishing with friends and close family.
Being raised with meager resources as a child, William didn’t take for granted having some spending freedom as an adult. Despite his ability to purchase much more freely, he preferred to peruse the racks and shelves at thrift stores and discount retailers. His love for bargain shopping allowed him to find the greatest deals on unique items that were unavailable anywhere else.
William Stockard, age 84, of Monroe, passed away at 10:42am on Monday, May 8, 2023, at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital. His passing was preceded by his parents: Frank and Edna Stockard; his wife: Sheri Lee Stockard; and two children: William C. Stockard Jr. and Steven R. Stockard.
To cherish his memory, he leaves eight children: Kathy A. (Skip) McConnaughey, Vickie M. Stockard, Cindy E. Stockard, William P. Stockard (DeEdra Collins), Richard Mommerency, David Mommerency, Amy Dockery, and Julie Mommerency; five siblings: Bernice Graves, Joann Bomia, Janice Clayborn, Patsy Black, and Shirley Laney; thirteen grandchildren; and eleven great grandchildren.
No public services are planned at this time. His care has been entrusted to Merkle Funeral Service, South Monroe; 14567 South Dixie Highway, Monroe, Michigan 48161 (734) 241-7070. Cremation has taken place through the on-site crematory, Covenant Cremation of Erie, Michigan.
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