Jack Val Stoker

Saturday , March 18, 2017 - 10:00 PM

December 2, 1937 ~ March 15, 2017

Jack was born December 2, 1937, in Tooele, Utah, to Carl R. Stoker and Mary Alice Bracken Stoker. He died on March 15, 2017, in Grant, Nebraska. 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 September 19, 1958. Together, they had two sons. They were later divorced, but remained friends. He 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 in his younger years, was a good dancer and loved any and all auctions!

He married Rosemary Hayden on December 30, 1984. They then moved to Nebraska and split their time between Utah and Nebraska. They enjoyed the "get-togethers" with Jack's brother and sisters.

He 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; sons: Val J. Stoker (Susan), Jeff L. Stoker (Wendy); seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter, one great-grandson and two more greats on their 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.

Funeral services were held in Grant, Nebraska, on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at Bullock Long Funeral Home.

A celebration of Jack's life will be held in Ogden Valley in the near future.

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