Jack Val Stoker, 79 of Grant, Nebraska passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Perkins County Health Services in Grant.
Jack was born Dec. 2, 1937 in Tooele, Utah to Carl R. Stoker and Mary Alice Bracken Stoker. His family moved to Huntsville, Utah where he was raised and lived most of his life. He attended Ogden Valley Schools and graduated from Weber High School in 1956.
He married Verlayne Richardson on Sept. 19, 1958. Together, they had two sons. They were later divorced but remained friends.
Jack started working for the Utah Dept. of Transportation in 1958 and worked there until his retirement. He had his own construction company, Stoker and Sons Construction and was lovingly known as “Gravel Jack.” He was an honest, hard-working man. He enjoyed hunting and riding horses in his younger years, was a good dancer, and loved equipment auctions!
He married Rosemary Hayden. They then moved to Nebraska and split their time between Utah and Nebraska. They enjoyed the “get-togethers” with Jack’s brother and sisters and family.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Janice; brother-in-law, Russell Drummond; and grandson, Mitchell K. Stoker.
He is survived by his wife, Rosemary; sons, Val J. Stoker (Susan) and Jeff L. Stoker (Wendy); seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; one great-grandson; and two more greats on the way; his brother, Jim Stoker (Sue); sisters, Esther Drummond and Jolene Anderson (Cliff); and Rosemary’s family, Mary Melody Deaver (John); five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
A memorial has been established in his memory. Condolences can be shared online at bullocklongfuneralhome.com.
Private family services will be held. Burial will be in the Grant Fairview Cemetery.
Bullock-Long Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.