Cover photo for Wendell Stonaker's Obituary
Wendell Stonaker Profile Photo
Wendell

Wendell Stonaker

d. December 11, 2023

Sulphur Springs

Funeral service for Wendell Stonaker, age 81, of Sulphur Springs, Texas, will be at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, December 16, 2023, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home, with interment following at Oaklawn Cemetery. Officiating the service will be Bro. Mike Eason, with Jacob Spataro, Aaron Spataro, Tanner Stonaker, Cody Townsend, Mason Littrell, Timmy Henderson, Dustin Speed, and James Parmer serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Dalton Littrell, Lawson Forbes, Jimmie Forbes, and Johnny Nurdin. Visitation will be held from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Friday, December 15, 2023, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. Mr. Stonaker passed away on Monday, December 11, 2023, at Christus Mother Francis Hospital of Sulphur Springs.

Wendell was born to Garland and June (Choate) Stonaker on January 15, 1942, in Dallas, Texas. After completing high school, he went on to serve in the U.S. Navy. He worked as a mechanic for General Motors before he went on to work for Rockwall Int. as a machinist. He also owned and operated his own family business, Stonaker and Sons Wrecking Yard. He retired from Hon Furniture.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Stonaker of Sulphur Springs, Texas; daughters, Cameil Littrell and husband, Tracy of Saltillo, Texas, Emily Stonaker; sons, Troy Stonaker and wife, Robin of Sulphur Springs, Rodney Forbes and wife, Ginger of Mr. Vernon, Texas, Jason Forbes and wife, Wendy of Sulphur Springs, Ricky Adams and significant other, Meisha of Sulphur Springs, Brian Adams and wife, Radonna of Sulphur Springs; sisters, Lana Temples and husband, Jeff of Chicota, Texas, Lou Ann Hale and husband, Jack of Teague, Texas; son-in-law, Frank Spataro; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Wendell was preceded in death by his parents, Garland and June Stonaker; daughter, Deana Spataro; stepdaughter, Tonya Wyly; grandsons, Brian Stonaker and Nathan Spataro; sister, Anna Joyce Stonaker; brother, Hoyt Stonaker; and his late wife, Jimmie Stonaker.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, https://www.stjude.org/

 

 

 

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Wendell Stonaker, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, December 15, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Murray - Orwosky Funeral Home

876 Wildcat Way, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Saturday, December 16, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Murray - Orwosky Funeral Home

876 Wildcat Way, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 1238

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree