It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jason “Polecat” Stokes of Holt, FL. Jason was born on July 26, 1969 and went to be with his savior at the age of 53 on the 4th of March in the Polecat manor, the house that he and his beloved wife, Mel, had made a home.
Jason graduated from Central High School in 1987. It was there that Jason would become friends with the woman that would one day “save his life” from the broken road that he had been on. Jason went on to enlist in the United States Air Force. He was devoted to his country with a passion that could not be equaled. His passion in life was serving others and he served his country with zeal for over 22 years.
Jason leaves behind a family that he loved deeply. He left behind his devoted wife, Melonie; children: Megan (Robert) Kelly, Alex (Conner) Stokes, Gabe Stokes, and (through his marriage to Melonie he was gifted another daughter) Jesaca (Ronnie) Howze; grandchildren, that made him a Papa, Liberty Kelly and Mayson Howze; brother, Darrell (Heather) Stokes; nieces, Isabel and Savanna; and his loving parents, Joel and Gloria Stokes. Jason was greeted in heaven by his youngest brother, James, most likely with a wrestling match.
Jason also leaves behind many friends that were like family to him at his home away from home, Baptist Hospital, a place that he would come to love serving just as he had loved his military days.
His laughter and love will be missed by all who knew him. His passions for building, fishing, hiking, triple expanding foam, tape, spray paint, super glue, cooking, eating, dogs, sasquatch, laughter, and milk will likely never be matched.
Rest in peace Jason, you are so loved.
Strength and Honor.