He is preceeded in death by his mother, Mary Jane Brownall, and his father, Ernest Gene Stokesbeary. He is survived by his family at Community Alternatives Nebraska.
David was a member of Christ Lincoln Church in Lincoln, Nebraska at the time of his death. He was called to his eternal home on March 23, 2023, in Lincoln, Nebraska at the age of 51 years.
For the past 3 years, David was blessed to join the family of Lonny and Joni Hall. They opened their home to him with open arms and cared for him as family. Prior to that David resided with Community Alternatives Nebraska for about 35 years. David impacted the lives of many staff throughout the years. He is survived by many special friends, especially Lonny and Joni Hall, Katie Grove and Sonja Moore.
David was known as the “Cookie Man” because he would often surprise his friends with cookies at Pivot. You could always find David drinking his coffee and reading his car magazines or scooting around Pivot with his walker. David loved his trips and going out to eat with friends and staff. David enjoyed dressing up and attending all holiday parties. Tom Osborne was one of his idols and he knew the names of all the players on his roster. He was an avid Husker fan.
David will truly be missed by many as he has touched so many hearts and was a true legend.
Celebration of Life to be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 30, 2023, Roper and Sons Midtown Chapel.
Memorials may be given to the family for a future designation.