William Stone III

October 30, 1947January 9, 2021

William Stone III, (Stoney) age 73, of Kempner, Texas passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021. William was born October 30, 1947 in Baltimore, MD.

He was preceded in death by his sister Debra Seggerty in 2009, his dad William Stone Jr in 2009 and his mother Elizabeth in 2014.

William is survived by his wife, Carolynn Stone; daughter Dawn Crager of Bedford; daughter Alisa Crager of Copperas Cove; and son Daniel Crager of Copperas Cove; grandson Joshua Crager (Cassidy) of Poolville, granddaughter Shelby Collins of Bedford, granddaughter Savannah Harper of Bedford, grandson Ean Crager of Enterprise, AL, grandson Elijah Crager of Enterprise, AL, granddaughter Alexandra (Anthony) of Hawaii, grandson Austin Harper of Austin, great grandchildren; Madison, Jayden, Brooklynn and Brylee. And Dorothy Redifer, his 106 year old 2nd cousin, of Copperas Cove.

He belonged to the Cen-Tex Modelers Inc. He was lead tech in the Calibration lab at RAM on West Fort Hood (after retiring) 1988-2011.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in William's memory may be made to Wounded Warriors,

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Rob Kirksey

January 26, 2021

Carolyn, Dawn, Danny and Alisa, Words can't express how I feel for you right now. It has taken these weeks to finally sink in. First met Stoney in 1976 - my first duty assignment at Bergstrom. In fact, he was the first person I met when I walked through the door and he pointed me to where I needed to go and with a twinkle in his eye, told me - watch out from MSG Rowland - he is a real a**hole. Should have realized from the twinkle, he was joking. Think that is what I will miss the most - when that twinkle would appear, because when it did - something was about to happen - and usually funny. I remember once we were in our team areas and all of a sudden paper airplanes with thumb tacks stuck in their nose started flying over the partition and soon a battle royal commenced with airplanes flying everywhere. All of a sudden I heard his voice hollering - flamer. This paper airplane on fire comes sailing out of their area right when LT Marsailles walked out of his office to see what was going on, only to see a flaming paper airplane fly about a foot in front of his nose. He just shook his head and went back into his office. Want to guess who started the thumbtacked laden air battle (although he swears Bud Collins did)? There were many more times when that twinkle would appear over the years and always something funny happened - from advising me to stay to the right side of the trail so Rick Soria would get soaked when the jeep slid into a washed out area, turning his answer key on the certification test upside down to mark his answers, starting a safety training class by putting his cigarette out in a jeep fuel tank - and many other times. Again, so sorry for your's and world's loss.

George Niebler

January 18, 2021

I am very sorry for your loss. Stoney was a great person and friend. I remember the times Bill Crow and I would visit him in the Calibration Lab and all he would talk about was his model air planes. The last time I talked to Bill he said he had the building of his air plane down to one day. I will keep in my friend in my prayers.

Elly Brown

January 13, 2021

I have many fond memories of Stoney. He was an excellent friend and coworker. He introduced me to 2 of my favorite things, Giovanni's restaurant and eating avocado straight from the shell with fresh black pepper!

Tony and Michaela Ramos

January 13, 2021

So sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers.

Trey Hooten

January 13, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Eddie Peredo

January 12, 2021

Our condolences to the family. May he RIP amen.

Walt Follmer

January 12, 2021

I am very sorry for your loss. Stoney was a great person and friend.