ANDERSON — Wilbur Gene “Stoney” Stone, 83, Anderson, passed away at Community Hospital Anderson on July 15, 2014.
He was born to the late Wilbur and Leafa (Harder) Stone on Jan. 14, 1931, in Canton, Ill. Gene was brought into this world on his dad’s birthday and taken on his mother’s birthday. Gene and his family moved to Kentucky then to Indiana where he graduated from Fairmount High School, Class of 1949. After high school, Gene joined and proudly served in the United States Navy. He later went to work and retired from Delco Remy as a general supervisor. During retirement, Gene enjoyed working at New Venture Gear in Muncie, Carquest of Anderson, and General Motors delivering parts. He also volunteered at Book Nook of Anderson. Gene was an active and devoted member of Mounds Baptist Church.
Gene had a few hobbies he enjoyed in his spare time. He liked to garden and work in the yard. He was also a sports fan, he enjoyed watching NASCAR, the Pacers, and the Colts, but most of all, Gene loved spending time with his family. He would take his grandkids fishing, camping, and to Dunkin Donuts, just to mention a few. Gene was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend in which so many memories will be treasured.
Gene leaves behind to cherish his memory, his devoted wife of 62 years, Ruth (Eller) Stone; son, David (Lisa) Stone of Michigan; daughters, Vicki (Phil) Simpson of Texas and Debbie (Tim) Vermillion of Anderson; grandchildren, Seth (Beth) Stone, Emily (Lance) Cole, Cullom Simpson, Krystal (Cory) Wilson, and Matt Vermillion; great-grandchild, Kelty Stone; his 98-year-old aunt, Florabelle Holder; best friends from high school, Howard and Phyllis Martz; and friends, Neil Sullivan and Sherm McCrary.
Visitation will be at Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services, 504 W. Ninth St., Anderson, on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday one hour prior to the service at 11 a.m. The family is honored to have Pastor Cliff Richardson officiating the service. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 266 will be conducting military honors at Bronnenberg Cemetery immediately following the funeral service.
A special thanks to Countryside Manor Health & Living, Rehab and Administration, Community Hospital ICU nursing staff, Dr. Andrew Ritchison, Dr. Richard Chambers, and Dr. Jan Hummer.
Legacy Cremation and Funeral Services was honored to serve the family of Wilbur Gene Stone.
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