Zachary Stokes Obituary, Death – Zachrey Stokes, commonly known as Zach or “Cowboy” to his many friends, was involved in a fatal motorcycle accident and passed away as a result. On the first day of the year 1949, on New Year’s Day, Zachary Lee Stokes was brought into the world by his parents, Lula Mae Stokes and Billy Lee Stokes. They were living in Fort Worth, Texas at the time. From a very young age, Zach embodied the spirit of the term “cowboy” in every way. Zach was a very hard worker who showed a lot of dedication to his work and took a lot of pride in what he had accomplished.
He was employed with Bell Helicopter for a total of 36 years during his career. When it came to being a cowboy, a thoughtful spouse, or contributing to the betterment of his community, Zach was extremely selfless with his time. Zach was a founding member of both the Sheriff Posse and the National Association Riding organization. In addition, he served on the Executive Board of the organization and was a member of the Rules Committee. He was a judge for the Texas Youth Bull Riders Association, the Pro Youth Rodeo Association, and the North Texas High School Association. In addition, he directed the arena for all three of those organizations.
Not only did those in attendance at the rodeo benefit from Zach’s generous nature, but everyone he interacted with did. Zach offered his time and assistance for free to anyone or anything that needed a “Cowboy” touch. Zach thoroughly enjoyed giving his time to a variety of charitable organizations and events, one of which was the annual Bell Haunted House, which was organized to collect funds for the Fort Worth Women’s Shelter.
Zach is survived by his loving wife Lyndamyrth “Lynda” Stokes, his sister Birdie Stokes-Cooper, his children Tracy, David, and Shelly, his stepchildren Justin and Kelly, and his grandchildren Bailey Parham, Breanna Parham, Whitney Henken, Aubrey Stokes, Jacob Stokes, Ray Marquez, Brandon Wolfe, Kason Johnson, and Kierstin Perez. Zach is also survived by his stepchildren Justin and Kelly Stokes. Tate Hammons, Willow Hammons, and Pyper Hammons, whom Zach cherished immensely, are also among those who are left behind.