Ross Stokes, 85, passed away Monday, July 29, 2019.

After graduating from the University of Florida, Ross worked as an engineer at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company for 37 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Frances (Morgan) Stokes, and his brother, Bob.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Beth (Picinich) Stokes; his children, Deborah Bauer, Carlton Stokes and Jennifer Stokes; three grandchildren; and his younger brother, Jim Stokes and his family.

A private graveside service is being planned.