Posted: Mon 11:40 AM, Oct 21, 2013
Funeral Home: Dignity Memorial Funeral Chapel
June 14, 1932 – October 17, 2013
Richard Stone, Jr., 81, passed away Thursday, October 17, 2013 at his home in Bryan, surrounded by his loving wife and family. Visitation will be Sunday, October 20, 2013 from 5 P.M. to 7 P.M. at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan. Funeral Services are scheduled for 1 P.M. Monday, October 21, 2013 at the funeral home with Reverend Henry Stovall officiating. Interment will be in Bryan City Cemetery.
Richard was born June 14, 1932 in Bryan, Texas to Annie Laurie Evans and Richard M. Stone. Richard grew up in Bryan. At an early age, Richard's father passed away causing Richard to leave school to help support his mother and siblings. From that time on, Richard developed a work ethic second to none. Richard became a High Voltage Lineman with the City of Bryan for 16 years. He then joined the Physical Plant at Texas A&M as the Crew Leader for High Voltage Electrical Distribution where he was nicknamed "Captain". He stayed with Texas A&M until his retirement. Richard was a chaplain for the Elks Lodge 859 in Bryan. He was also a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Bryan.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, William Stone, Jimmy G. Stone, Clyde Stone, and baby brother R. Vance Stone; three sisters, baby sister Beatrice Stone, Josephine Jordan, Felipa (Peewee) Jojola; and great-grandson, Robert Chance Branham.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Edna Walker Stone of Bryan; four sons, Richard L. Stone of Bryan, Robert V. "Bobby" Stone and wife Brenda of Hearne, William L. "Billy" Stone, and C. David Stone, both of Bryan; one daughter, Linda Kay Stone of Bryan; three sisters, Loraine Grant of Prairieville, Louisiana, Patti Stone of Bryan, and Kitti Ruffino and husband L.J. Ruffino of Bryan; brother, Morris B. Stone of Bryan; sisters-in-law, Jane Ellen Stone of Snook, and Carole Stone of Finlay Ohio; brother-in-law, Ray Jojola of Georgetown, Texas; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made in memory of Richard to the Trinity Baptist Church Building Fund, 1070 N Harvey Mitchell Pkwy, Bryan, TX 77803.