James N. Stockdale, 78, of Luray, Va., and formerly of Greene County, Pa. died, Tuesday, December 15, 2015 in the Montvue Comfort Care Nursing Home in Luray, Va., of a cancer related illness.
He was born March 21, 1937 in Jefferson, Pa. a son of the late Fred and Mildred Robb Stockdale.
Mr. Stockdale was a member of the Luray (Va.) United Methodist Church and was a 1955 graduate of Jefferson-Morgan High School.
He was employed by the former Alltel Corporation, for 33 years, as a lineman in Waynesburg, Ohio and Alabama prior to retiring in 1992, and had been a resident of Virginia since 1994.
Mr. Stockdale enjoyed restoring antique oil lamps and clocks.
On December 8, 1975 he married Shirley Y. Wright who survives.
Also surviving are a son, James S., husband of Barbara Stockdale of Jefferson; a daughter, Holly Dayich of Pa.; three step-children, Winifred Pierson of Luray, Va., Doug Bruce of Charleston, W.Va. and Deborah, wife of Al Penska of Graysville; a sister, Donna Howes of Salisbury, MD.; three grandchildren, Joshua Stockdale, twins, Annie and Nicholas Dayich; six step-grandchildren; seven step-great grandchildren.
Deceased in addition to his parents are a son, Robert Stockdale; a brother, Edgar Stockdale.
Mr. Stockdale requested that his remains be donated to the Humanities Gift Registry in the state of Virginia. All services will be held at the convenience of the family.