Birl Wilson Stockton

birl stockton
Birl Wilson Stockton, age 84, passed away peacefully in his sleep Saturday, February 25th, 2017. Birl was born December 15, 1932 to Guy and Carrie Mae Stockton in Karnes City, Texas. Birl was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, four sisters, infant daughter Cynthia Ann, son Brent Allen, and most recently wife of 63 plus years, Gerdine Helen (Boelter) Stockton. He is survived by daughter Joy (Stockton) Merz Shronce, son Brian "B.K." Stockton and his wife Rachel (Urias) Stockton, eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Birl is also survived by two sisters, Tommie Lou (Stockton) Dougan and Imagene (Rhodes) Hobbs, plus numerous nieces and nephews. Birl retired as a Tech Sergeant in the Untied States Air Force in May of 1971. He went on to retire from Motorola Inc. in Seguin, Texas and also retired from Parkview Metal Products in San Marcos, Texas. Birl, also affectionately known as "Peanut", "Shorty", and his sisters referred to him as "Bubba", was known for his joke telling. He would always start out with "Did I tell you the one about?", it didn't matter if you said "Yes you did", he was going to tell you anyway. Birl's bride, Gerdine lost her fight with cancer December 30th, 2016. They would have celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on February 4th, 2017. It is believed he died of a broken heart because in less then two months of losing his wife he followed her in death. Birl had said he was supposed to go first, that she was a good woman. They will now celebrate their life together for eternity. Birl and Gerdine will be laid to rest together on Friday, March 17th, 2017 at 10:15 AM at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery located at 1520 Harry Wurzbach Road in San Antonio, Texas.

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  1. I had the pleasure of knowing and working side by side with Birl at Motorola in Seguin for several years. Birl took me under his wing and taught me so many things dealing with numerous mechanical equipment and his special talent with hydraulic machines. He was always so positive and always fun to be around , RIP my friend.

  2. So sorry for the loss of our dear friend ,Birl, he will be missed by many .He was a great friend ,husband and father .Rest in peace .

  3. Rest In Peace my dear sweet Uncle. I will miss you and your sweet smile. You are such a beloved member of the family and we will all definitely feel your loss! We all knew you wouldn’t want to be separated from your girl for very long. What a legacy of love you both gave us! ❤

  4. Uncle birl was a good hearted man that i always loved to spent time with luv to tell jokes and cut up he always give my mom a hard time now he is heaven now giving her a hard time and telling Johnny jokes and with his beautiful wife his son Brent grandma his brothers sisters what a family reunion they are having he Will be missed prayers for joy Bk and the rest of the family may God comfort and bless y’all

  5. I had the pleasure of working with Birl at Motorola for many years. Birl made it fun to go to work. He always had a smile on his face and a joke to make everyone laugh. What a fun loving person he was to be around. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort your family now and in the days ahead.

  6. Joy and my family, my deepest sympathies are all I can offer to help with handling the loss, Godspeed to you and all grieving. Birl you’re home Brother in Christ, you’re home!

  7. To Joy,Bk and your family. Our deepest sympathies in this time of great loss. Your mom and dad where such a great couple. I always enjoyed your dads jokes and your moms big heart.

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