John Nichols Stone
April 27, 1938 – January 25, 2019
John Nichols Stone, of Oklahoma City passed away on January 25, 2019. Born April 27, 1938 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Joe and Rhea Stone. John was a 1956 graduate from Northwest Classen High School and attended University of North Carolina at Wilmington John was married to Carol Eve Fulbright Stone in 1963 and they enjoyed 56 adventurous years together with four children, ten grandchildren and one great grandchild. John was a successful and recognized outside salesman who spent over 50 years with Dulaney’s, Inc and MG Novelty. He retired in 2012. John loved to travel, and his sales career took him on the road to many great places; whether it was a small town in Oklahoma or over seas, John loved being on the go. John was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and being in the “woods”. He and his family took many trips to Colorado to experience the mountains and jeep trails, time at the beach and spent many holidays and weekends hunting and shooting in Nebraska or Western Oklahoma. John also loved camping, especially spending time in national and state parks. Yellowstone was always one of his favorite trips. John was dedicated to his children and was very active in scouting and coaching and he and Carol never missed any of the kid’s activities. This passion carried over to their grandchildren and they participated in their lives as much as possible. John left an impression on everyone he met and had called many people his friends. John is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph William Stone, Sally Rhea Nichols Stone, Aunt, Irene Herring and his great granddaughter Carson Ely. He is survived by his wife, Carol Eve Stone; his children, David Stone and wife ZaZelle Stone, Stephen Stone and partner Kathrine Hillin, Joanna Benally and Shawna Lee and husband Jason Lee; his brothers Joe Stone Jr. and Owen Stone with wife Janelle Stone and niece Natalie Van Oosten; and ten grandchildren. Joseph Stone, Patrick Stone, Eva Stone, Jc Ely, Cale Ely, Bryce Benally, Shawnee Benally, Matthew Lee, Joshua Lee and Madison Lee.
- Memorial Service Friday, February 1, 2019
John Nichols Stone
January 30, 2019
John, Carol, and I went to school together (many moons ago!!) We always were a threesome going to restaurants and other fun places. I have very fond memories of all of us running around and trying to find what next to explore. Both of them would call to check to see how I was doing - and we would chat away about our kids and grand kids.
Could not have better friends over all the years.
Sending love to Carol and the family. We will all miss our "friend"