Gaylord B. Stockwell Jr.

Gaylord B. Stockwell Jr.

Gaylord passed away Thursday, February 25, 2016 at his home in Cooper Township.

He was born August 6, 1952 in Plainwell the son of Gaylord Sr. and Carolyn (Titus) Stockwell. Gaylord proudly served his country in the US Air Force and was a lifelong resident of the area. For more than 20 years he had been a greeter at the Meijer on Gull Road until his retirement in 2012. In his spare time Gaylord enjoyed watching the birds and fishing in many of the local streams. On January 11, 2003 at the Family Worship Center in Kalamazoo, he married Pamela Ellis who survives.

Also surviving are his brothers, Terry (Bert) Stockwell and Mike (Pat) Stockwell both of Kalamazoo along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Dar and by his aunt, Hattie Titus.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Burial of ashes with Military Honors will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, MI in the spring.

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  1. Brian and Eunice Shive says:

    Pammy I am so very sorry. There isn’t anything anyone can say to make the pain go away.. Just lean on your faith family and friends.. May he rest in our heavenly fathers arms .. If you need anything text or call me ..
    Love ya

  2. Ava Garrison says:


    I’m so sorry for your loss and will be thinking of you.


  3. Michael and Laura Rice says:

    When we moved to Parchment, he was our neighbor. Although he was quiet, he was friendly and kind and he and his family made us feel welcome to the neighborhood. He was a good man.

  4. Kitty Stenberg says:

    I send my prayers to the family of Gaylord.

  5. Brad and Suzan Burd says:

    Our prayers are with you. He will be missed by many. Please let us know if you need any thing.

  6. Scott ellis says:

    Pam I’m so very sorry to hear of this sad news I will keep you in my prayers. You have a strong family and I know they will be with you. You stay strong Pam. God bless and I love you and miss you.

  7. Penny Browning Baker says:

    Went to CHOG back in the day with the family. The world lost a good man.

  8. Pat "Leonard" Clingenpeel says:

    Dear Pam,
    My prayers are with you & your family.
    Gaylord will be sorely missed. God be with you.

  9. Robin Taylor says:

    Pam sorry to hear about Gaylord’s passing. Praying for the family. Robin Taylor.

  10. Ray and Sarah Dendel says:

    Our love and prayers are with you at this time.
    He was a special person to our family.

  11. Lisa (Niedzielski) Smith says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. While growing up I always knew him as JR. He was a great man and will be missed. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Brenda (Niedzielski) Wasserman says:

    Cousin “JR” will be missed. He was a constant source of fun and happiness when I was a child; we always looked forward to his visits. I will keep you in my prayers to find comfort in the times ahead.

  13. Christine (Niedzielski) Adams says:

    So sorry to here of JR’s passing. I remember when he asked me to go with him to Cedar Point so he would have someone to ride with him on all the rides. Our prayers are we you.

  14. Judy Heckema says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Gaylord’s passing. Prayers for you and his family. He was always very nice to talk to!

  15. Sheri Castanon says:

    We will miss Uncle JR’s laugh and kindness. He was always a lot of fun to have around. I remember his love for puzzles and playing cards. We look forward to when we will all be reunited in Heaven. We are keeping you in our prayers.

  16. James Nehl says:

    I have been looking for Gaylord for a very long time. I was stationed with Gaylord as a roommate in the barracks at K.I. Sawyer AFB in Michigan. And now on 9/12/17 I finally found the city he lived in. I had everything else, name etc. I am sorry to be just a year late on finding him. He was a very great guy and loved his Bible. So I must say we lost a great man. I was surprised on the Bird watching, Again sorry for your loss. May God Bless.

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