David N. Stokesbeary

May 29, 1971 - March 23, 2023

David N. Stokesbeary, 51, of Lincoln passed away on March 23, 2023. He was born on May 29, 1971, in Concordia, Kansas.

So go and run free with the angels
Dance around the golden clouds
For the Lord has chosen you to be with him
And we should feel nothing but proud

Author unknown

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.



Celebration of Life


Roper & Sons Midtown Chapel

4300 O St.
Lincoln, NE 68510

(402) 476-1225

Share a Memory or Condolence

March 30, 2023

One of my favorite memories of David was when I had first started working at Pivot in 2018. We took David and some of his peers to the movie theater to watch The Incredibles 2. I was sitting right next to David, and all of a sudden in the middle of the movie he shouted out “I lost my glasses” I started searching all around in the dark theater, looking under chairs and everywhere. It wasn’t until later that day I found out he had lost his glasses weeks before that and was just talking about it at the movies. I was a sticky mess and people probably thought I was losing my mind, but it always makes me laugh remembering the first time with David at the movies. ❤️

– Katie Grove

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