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Obituary: Anthony Patrick Stokes

CAROLINA BEACH - Sadly, Tony died unexpectedly at his home on Charlotte Avenue in Carolina Beach on Friday, June 22, 2012. Tony was born in Stuttgart, Germany. Eager to greet the world, he was delivered by his father on February 18, 1961, in a vehicle on the German Autobahn.
A lifetime commercial fisherman, he was happiest when he was on the ocean.
Tony was a kind, gentle spirit with a love of books. He was basically a walking encyclopedia.
He was very shy but if you wanted to talk about geology or nano technology Tony knew about it. He was fascinated with rocks, space, and technology. He was one of the most intelligent, gentle, caring, and humble individuals you would ever have the privilege to meet.
He was also a giving individual, it Tony had it and you needed it he would give it to you without hesitation or question.
The son of Patricia Hewett Stokes and the late Robert Reeves Stokes of Carolina Beach he is survived by his Mother Patricia, Brother Robert (Bobby) Stokes, Sister Karen and Don
Lashley, Sister and Mike Foster, Niece Madison Foster, and Nephews Aaron Foster and Joey Lashley.