So sorry to hear this Maureen! We. Are always here for you! Love you and miss you and the family! ❤️
Mike and Tracy Petrak
T’Moss, Bug here. I want to relay a couple of things to you that may ring a bell. Long before you and Steve found music in Steve’s garage (20’ from my bedroom window) we enjoyed mayhem and fun. You were fearless at anything and basically anyone. Steve much taller, you much stronger. We, as kids, had BB gun safari’s across the Coral dam, playing sewer tunnel rats from the drive inn drainage crawling to 10th ave and shooting industrial rubber bands from the storm drains at passing cars, climbing Harding’s apple tree and launching apples from a bike tire inner tube slingshot at anything on 10th avenue, tossing eggs from our roof at Halloween tricksters, playing endless hours of Army throughout the hood, winter sledding down North Finkbine hill till we couldn’t climb it any more, camping in snow caves, skateboarding down our drive and 10th ave hill on a block of wood with shoe skates nailed to them till the wheels got flat, making random calls on the phone to strangers and imitating JFK, endless hours of work-ups on 10th between your house and Harding’s in the street with the rest of the Coralville gang, chasing the DDT truck every week to hide in the fog, playing mass team basketball in Shaffer’s drive to their 7’ basket, you drawing crazed cats on paper and hiding them in a biology book then showing them to me in 10th grade Mauseth biology class. I laughed my ass off and got kicked out of class…thanks!, and yes…sampling the dregs of your Dad’s 40 gallon wine barrel till we barfed all the way to my house and ate onions to have a reason to be sick. Stokes, you and Steve made our lives on 10th as we grew up a true adventure. I am proud to say I loved you like a brother. You made us laugh, you lived life and you led your audiences to have many moments of happiness. I will always have your quick wit and Cheshire Cat grin in my mind…wondering…what’s next? Love you Brother! Jim
So sorry to hear of Tom's passing. We were great friends growing up, part of the Coralville 10th Avenue gang. Tom and I spent countless hours playing basketball, baseball, and especially football. He was quite the quarterback with an amazing arm. We had ten yard markers set out on 10th Avenue and played football in the street. Obviously there wasn't as much traffic then. Such fond memories of Tom; he could always make me laugh. I didn't see him too often in the past years but when I did I lit up in an immediate smile because he was Tom. Have been thinking about him quite a bit lately, as a great musician and great friend. I will surely miss you but your memory will always make me glad that I knew you. Smiles and laughter your way Tom.....Gary Anderson
Tom was amazing man always had a smile on his face Tom was a great musician and that voice was Phenomenal thoughts and prayers to Tom and his family
I did not know Tom as well as many here in Iowa City. I enjoyed his tremendous talents. My sympathy to his family
Thinking of you in this difficult time. My condolences to you and your family. Marcia Belcher
Tom and I were on the team Classic Auto for years at Hi Point Golf Course. Watching Iowa football won’t be the same without him. Condolences to everyone. Lots of fun memories I’ll always miss the little smokies and chili on game day!
I’m so saddened to hear of the passing of Tom. He was loved by many. Maureen, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Gary and I played with Tom in the Morning After for many years and still have remained close to him and Mo .Losing Tom and Steve have really hit home .We loved them both dearly .Over the years we have shared so many great and funny memories. Tom has no more pain and will be missed by all of us. Our condolences to Tom's entire family. We will meet again my friend.
Was sad to hear of Tom's death. Such a beautiful voice that provided lots of entertainment over the years. Another loss of old Coralville people. Sympathies to his family.
I’m so very sorry to see where your father passed away. I have known him for many years. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. My condolences
So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. He was one of the sweetest, kindest, fun loving guy I know. I have enjoyed his music, HVAC work, and his humor forever. He will be missed. Hugs to the family.
Karen and Al Peterson
With the loss first of Steve Ellis, and now Tom Stokes, Iowa City has lost two of its finest and most versatile musicians. They helped usher in an era of live music in the 60’s and 70’s, and were known and appreciated by audiences of multiple genres for decades. It was my privilege to have played with them for a short time, but I followed their successes enthusiastically. My sympathy goes out to Tom’s entire family, and I hope they will find comfort in the warm remembrances of all those who were lucky enough to consider him their friend. Roger Wendt
Tom was such a unique individual. Steve informed me about Tom way before I met him. He will be missed by so many!
Steve and Jane King
Thoughts and prayers to you and your family a very nice man saw alot in early years. RIP Tom.
Stokes family sorry for your loss. You will all be in my prayers. Tom was such a great friend an always fun to be around. Keep all the good memories in your hearts forever because I sure will. Tom and Steve are starting the band again. God Bless you all.