Mr. Charles Ray Stocks, 71, died Tuesday morning, November 13, 2018. Born September 24, 1947, he was the son of Clifton Ray and Louise Stanley Stocks. Charles had worked in the residential construction industry prior to suffering a debilitating stroke in 2004.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-son, Kevin Ray Vinson; and sister, Judy Humbles.

His surviving family includes his devoted wife, Gayle Hines Stocks of the home; children, Clint Stocks (Cheri) of Smithfield, Steven Stocks of Clayton, and Crystal Stocks Croom (Greg) of Kinston; brothers, Sammy Stocks (Angie) of Ormondsville, Jerry Stocks (Gwen) of Kinston, Randy Stocks (Lisa) of Ayden, Marty Stocks (Kristin) of Hookerton, and Jimmy Stocks of Snow Hill; grandchildren, Casey Stocks, Preston Stocks, Zoie Stocks, Kevin Wallace and James Wallace; and a great-grandson, Mason Hinojosa.

Funeral services will be held 2 PM Friday at the chapel of Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service. Interment will follow at the Snow Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Friday one hour prior to the service and other times at the Stocks’ home. Online condolences at