Byron Thomas Stocks died from cancer at home Dec.10, 2018 with the love of his life, Denise at his side.
A spiritual man he followed the Buddhist teachings, had accepted Christ at a young age and recently reaffirmed that commitment.
Byron lived life to its fullest, a true man’s man who had been to every state and a few other countries. He especially enjoyed the desert southwest and experiencing Native American culture.
He epitomized the quote “NEVER live a life of quiet desperation”.
Unforgettable, interesting, entertaining, an avid reader with a wide range of knowledge and experiences.
Those fortunate enough to be his friend had a loyal and trustworthy confidant. He had your back. A true foxhole friend.
Fiercely patriotic, he served in the U.S. Air Force. Not one to mince words he often held captive audiences wherever he went imploring Americans to WAKE UP and take back our country. Politically conservative, he often gifted people with copies of Ayn Rands works, especially “Atlas Shrugged”, the American Constitution and to warn of the evils of liberalism, Rules for Radicals.
Helping others when and however possible with no strings attached, generous to a fault, Byron had the ability to really SEE a person
An adventurous daredevil who never backed down from a worthy confrontation, He was an inspiration.
An avid fisherman, he won trophies and prizes in many Bass tournaments. He especially enjoyed taking part in the annual Julia Marie fishing day for disabled children in Louisiana.
Byron’s eclectic work career ranged from land surveyor, Reno, Nev bar manager, sales, tour guide, chemistry company owner, leather carver, jewelry designer and creator, with oil rigs logistics coordinator being his longest and favorite occupation.
Tough but tender hearted, he danced to the beat of a different drummer.
He is survived by his wife and soulmate Denise aka “Twinkles”. Daughter Dove aka “Sundance”, his faithful dog Cricket, dear friend Mary and many people who loved him.
Byron carried in his wallet 2 items, his wedding picture and a frayed copy of a long quote by Theodore Roosevelt that ends with: His place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.”