OBITUARY

Richard Lee Stone

October 8, 1939October 13, 2020

Richard Lee Stone passed away peacefully on October 13, 2020. Our loss is Heaven’s gain. Born October 8, 1939, in Norfolk, VA, Dick was President of his senior class at Maury High School, attended William & Mary (Norfolk), Mississippi State University and LSU. He was in the Coast Guard and US Air Force (Vietnam era). While stationed in Columbus, MS, in 1961, he met and married the love of his life, Kathleen Miller. They had two children, Allen and Erin. Dick loved spending time with family and friends and watching LSU Tigers and Saints Football. He loved to laugh and we will miss his amazing sense of humor and the joy he brought to all he met. Among his many interests, Dick enjoyed cooking, fishing, traveling, movies, real and model trains, stamps, and coins. He was employed at Exxon Chemicals from 1965-1994 in Project Engineering, known fondly as "Old Blue". He is survived by his devoted wife of 58 years, Kathleen; son, R. Allen Stone (Joanna Fox Stone), Cumming, GA; daughter, Erin K. Stone, Baton Rouge; sisters, Delores Pallette (Roy) Elizabeth City, NC, Kaye Reilly, Greensboro, NC, and Pamela Fromm, Naples, FL; plus many wonderful nieces and nephews. Dick joined his parents, Marion Allen Stone and Olin Drewery Stone (Virginia Beach, VA) and brother, George Riley Stone (Chesapeake, VA), in a heavenly reunion. Visitation will be held at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA, on Friday, October 16, 2020, from 5:00PM~7:00PM. Visitation will resume at Arbor Gazebo in Greenoaks Memorial Park on Saturday, October 17, 2020, from 9:00AM until the time of funeral services at 10:00AM. Dr. Chuck Lowman will officiate. The family would like to extend a special thanks to St. Joseph Hospice and the staff at the Carpenter House. Donations may be made in Dick's name to Methodist Children’s Home in Ruston, LA, and American Lung Cancer Society.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 16, 2020

  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

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Kelly Bitner

October 15, 2020

Joanna, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ~ Kelly Bitner

Elaine Bennett

October 15, 2020

Joanna Stone and Family,

Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. Sending you thoughts and prayers for strength and comfort during this difficult time.

Sincerely,
Elaine Bennett

Barbara George

October 15, 2020

This is the kind of man that has all friends and no enemies. His sense of humor and caring for other people showed in everything that he did. From False River outings to Christmas Eve Celebrations, Dick made the event fun. Even when his health started getting him down he kept his sense of humor!

Brooks and I look forward to laughing with him in eternity!

Laura freeman

October 14, 2020

Growing up around the corner I remember MR. Stone arriving home from work as we ( the girl gang) plotted our next adventure. He always had funny tidbits to add to our planning process. There are so many memories I can think of from the years. My thoughts are with Erin , Allen and Mrs Kathy in this time. Much love , The Freeman’s ( Corey , Laura, Darby and Ridley)

Emily Janke

October 14, 2020

We are heartbroken! I have so many fond memories of Mr. Stone - from early childhood until the present, he was one of the kindest, most caring and humble people I’ve known. Sending love and our deepest condolences to you, Erin, Allen, and Kathy.
Love,
The Jankes (Emily, Bob, Anna, Juliet, and Nora)

Colin Henderson

October 14, 2020

Stone Family -
From Allen's E*TRADE family, we want to wish you our sincerest condolences. While we did not know Richard, we heard stories and he sounded like a great man. Our best to you during this time of sorrow.

Colin Henderson

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