Bill Stone, 91 of Sunray, passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. A Graveside Service is scheduled for 2 o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Lane Memorial Cemetery with Clifford Milam, longtime family friend and Casey Stone, Bill’s son, officiating. Military honors will be provided by American Legion Post #224 of Dumas. The casket will remain closed. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors.
Bill was born on August 24, 1928, in Cherokee County to Martin and Linda Rae (Strickland) Stone. Bill honorably served his country in the United States Army from 1950 until 1952 while being attached to the 698th Corp of Engineers and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was united in marriage to Ada Mae Davis in Lubbock on March 12, 1954.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Hoss, Travis and Noel; sisters: Elwanda and Lenora; granddaughter: Amber Keasler; and grandson: Tyler Stone.
Bill is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Ada Mae Stone, of the home; children: Casey Stone and wife Thelma of Sunray, TX, Kelly Fisk of Texhoma, OK, Jody Stone and wife Brenda of Sunray, TX, Melissa Rice and husband Ronnie of La Vernia, TX; sister: Neena Davis of Valejo, CA; 8 grandchildren and their spouses; and 18 great-grandchildren.
The family suggests with gratitude that memorial contributions be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan, Av., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or Sunray Resource Center, Po Box 362, Sunray TX 79086.