A Marine Corps Veteran From Tennessee Who Had No Apparent Relatives When He Died Was Not Forgotten At His Funeral Last Week When Hundreds Showed Up To The Ceremony.
Leo Stokley, of Murfreesboro, died November 4 at the age of 69 at a nursing home located in Ashland City, according to his obituary posted on Boyd Funeral Home’s website.
Stokely was born in Greenville, South Carolina, on June 5, 1949, and served as a Marine in Vietnam, according to the obituary.
The veteran had been scheduled for burial with military honors at the Middle Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery in Pegram on November 9 when employees at a county veterans’ services office noticed he had been an “unclaimed veteran.”
“When we found out that he was considered an unclaimed veteran, which means he has no family, we wanted to make sure that he got claimed,” Bob Counter told the Tennessean. – READ MORE