Marc Carter Stokeld
1969 - 2021
Marc Carter Stokeld passed away on July 30, 2021, in his home in Goldonna, Louisiana. He was 51. Visitation will be from 2:00–4:00 p.m. Sunday, August 8, in the Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church of Baton Rouge. COVID protocols will be observed. Marc was born on November 15, 1969, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Jack Herbert Stokeld and Elizabeth Ellen "Betty" Carter. He was a graduate of Baton Rouge Magnet High School and Louisiana Tech University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1994. Marc began his career as a project engineer for Aker Kvaerner, where he did troubleshooting, repairing and maintenance of industrial boiler systems. Upon moving to North Carolina, he established Express Personnel Services, which specialized in recruiting and placing engineers. A highly skilled machinist and woodworker, Marc formed and managed Stokeld's Custom Guns, producing hand-forged hunting knives of his own design and providing gunsmith services that included customizing and restoring shotguns and hunting rifles. He was especially fond of collecting and shooting English double guns; hunting grouse and woodcock with Chester, his English Setter; and chasing squirrels with his two feists. He pursued a variety of game and fowl, hunting on four continents and in six countries and 12 states, but always said he was most proud of the game he took behind his house. Marc's love of the outdoors helped him choose where to live and how he chose to make a living. Black bears and large-bodied whitetails attracted him to Minnesota's Iron Range, where he lived in the cities of Carlton, Cloquet, and Colton. He also became an avid skydiver during his time in Minnesota. He later moved to Waxhaw, North Carolina, a deeply wooded region of rolling hills bordering South Carolina. Upon returning to Louisiana, Marc lived in Bogalusa before settling in Goldonna, which is known for its access to mature stands of hardwood timber and blackwater. Mark was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Stokeld. He is survived by his father, Jack H. Stokeld, and his sister, Jill E. Stokeld, both of Baton Rouge, as well as aunts, uncles, and cousins on both sides of the family. The family expresses heartfelt appreciation for the outpouring of love and support provided by Marc's life-long friends and his network of gunsmithing, hunting, and sky-diving companions. Memorial donations can be made to NAMI at, or to the charity or cause of the donor's choosing.

Published by The Advocate from Aug. 5 to Aug. 7, 2021.
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It´s with great sadness I learnt today that Marc passed away at the end of July. I first met Marc in Mongolia many years.We formed a very good friendship when he came to New Zealand and hunted with me.The following year he invited me to hunt with him in Minnesota and introduced me to his friends, which are now my friends to the present day.I kept in contact with Marc, we would have a chat by phone every few months.God bless Marc, I am sure you are in a safe place with no pain. If anyone would like to contact me my email address is [email protected]
George Lindsay,Ranfurly, Central Otago, New Zealand
October 5, 2021
The Berggreen Family
September 13, 2021
ITI Technical College
September 13, 2021
I'm so sorry about Marc. I was one of his neighbors from across the road. The times that my husband and I visited with him we enjoyed him telling us some of the stories of him hunting(when he was able to and felt good). Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Angie Johnson
August 24, 2021
Dear Mr Stokeld, I am so sorry to hear of your son´s passing. Just trust in the Lord and He will get you through this. I know, He did it for me. I still have unanswered questions but I will find out when I get to heaven. The Lord is our strength. Love Lydia
Lydia Prestridge Wise
August 9, 2021
Lydia Prestridge Wise
August 9, 2021
Jack , sorry for your loss. It sounds like he packed a lot of living into his 51 years, and like you he had a passion for the outdoors. May God keep you and Jill close to Him & give you peace.
Mike Summers
August 6, 2021
We are so sorry to hear of Marc´s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Jill.
Pat Addison
August 5, 2021
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