Shannon Lee Stockton Tolbert, age 65, passed away on October 31, 2012 in McKinney, TX.
Shannon was born April 19, 1947 in Houston, TX to LCDR. Ralph Stockton, USN, and Thema Stockton. She moved to McAlester, OK with her parents and sister, January, 1955.
Shannon graduated from McAlester High School in the class of 1965. She graduated from Eastern Oklahoma State College, Wilburton, OK in 1967, where she was a member of Angel Flight, and from Southeastern Oklahoma State Oklahoma University, Durant, OK in 1969. She taught school as a elementary teacher and married Gary Tolbert on July 24, 1971 in McAlester, OK. She later worked and retired from EDS in Plano, TX. She spent the last several years caring for her family, home and her dogs.
Shannon is survived by her husband, Gary Tolbert of the home, son Christopher of McKinney, TX, daughter Leslie Tolbert of Plano, TX, sister and brother in law Jan and Jerry Grubbs of McAlester, OK, nephew and wife, Ross and melanie Grubbs of Ft. Worth, TX and several other cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Ralph and Thelma Stockton, and in laws Vern and Irene Tolbert, and a very special cousin Don Boyer of Dallas, TX.
Graveside serviceswill be held on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. at Oak Hill Cemetery with Dr. Tom Murray of the first Presbyterian Church of McAlester, OK officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of Ted Dickey West Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.