OBITUARY

James "Jimmy" Wilton Stone

September 22, 1964July 22, 2019
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James “Jimmy” Wilton Stone, 54, passed away on July 22, 2019. Jimmy was a beloved husband, father, son and brother.

Jimmy was a graduate of the University of Kentucky and worked for the Louisville Water Company for 17 years. He loved playing, coaching, and watching his boys play soccer. He was a kind man that greeted everyone with a beautiful smile.

He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Carla J. Stone; sons, Joshua Stone and Wilton Stone; mother, JoAnn McCord; brother, Jeffrey Stone (Xin); sisters, Amanda Stone Norton (Matt) and Joey Tabor (David). He was preceded in passing by his father, James Stone and his step-father, Bill McCord.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, July 27, at 10 AM at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 6500 St. Bernadette Ave. Visitation will be held on Friday, July 26, from 1 – 8 PM at the Arch L. Heady and Son at Westport Village, 7410 Westport Rd. Jimmy will be laid to rest at Cave Hill Cemetery following Mass. In lieu of customary expressions the family has asked that donations in Jimmy’s name be made to the ALS Association.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, July 26, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, July 27, 2019

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Harold Hunt

August 6, 2019

I’m sorry it’s taken me awhile to share this, I knew Jimmy since he started at Louisville Water & I don’t think a day went by when we didn’t speak to one another...Jimmy was such a bright light; his laugh and smile touched all who knew him. I remember him discussing Rowling books vs the movies; unusual jobs (he worked nights and I had night Crews), the pride he took in his work with hydrants. His organization of that area led me to conduct our weekly tailgates there - I was having a sign made for the guys that said “Hydrant Shop” primarily due to Jimmy’s efforts. He is missed by all of us. In deepest sympathy, Harold Hunt

Madeleine Stone Norton

July 31, 2019

Uncle Jimmy was the person who never had a frown on his face, always laughed about things, and never doubted anybody. He always made me feel happy and comfortable. If I was angry, he made a smile pop onto my face. And he liked to be silly, pretending he was a dog chasing a squirrel and making me laugh. I love my Uncle Jimmy.

Shawn Perkins

July 31, 2019

I met Jimmy and his twin brother Jeff in the fall of 1986 when I started work as a ref and youth coach. He showed me the ropes and helped me become acclimated to the club. Mockingbird Valley Indoor Soccer Club was unlike any other job I’ve had since. We were in a lot of ways family. No, we WERE a family. … Jimmy was always there. Can’t remember a time when he wasn’t. He was a kind and soft spoken guy. Never heard him utter a negative remark about anyone. He was always positive. Even when arguing with he and Jeff over U of L vs UK basketball, he could see the merits of both. He loved his Cats. … He was a confidant and counselor. I knew anything I shared with him would go no further and he gave solid advice. Not that I ever followed it. Probably should have. … This line from Shakespeare was written for him. So I’ll close with this. “Good night sweet prince/and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.”

Matt Norton

July 31, 2019

Jimmy was a great husband, father, son, brother, and uncle who will be missed by his community, coworkers, family and all the people who had the privilege to experience his smile and kind words.

Louisville Division of Fire

July 31, 2019

Jimmy was a veteran employee of the Louisville water company and a member of their Hydrant Team. Jimmy worked incredibly hard to keep LFD crews and the entire Louisville community safe

Mike Isgrigg

July 31, 2019

This man was a part of my crew for more than ten years. He valued his family about all else. And treated them like gold. As a crew we become a work family and learn everything about each other. I loved this man as a friend.

Scott Mchatton

July 31, 2019

It’s been my pleasure to see Jimmy every day at work. We sat by each other in the morning and afternoon in the locker room. We would talk about our families and laugh (oh his laugh). I would tease him about who got to work first because we drove the same way (almost)—he passing me and me passing him. I would say, “Go up 42 it’s faster.” He would say, “No, I”ll go 71, it’s less shifting, less lights, easier on my clutch.” Be strong and tell the boys, as they already know, they meant everything to their dad. He is watching over them and will be with them on all their decisions in life because they know what their dad would want them to do.

Sincerely,
Scott

Lindsay Parrella Bumba

July 31, 2019

Jimmy was the light of Carla’s life and you will hear her only refer to him as “the best man I’ve ever known.”

Chad Harper

July 31, 2019

Jimmy… I love you buddy. You were a great example to me and your family. … You were the kindest and most gentle man anyone could know. You loved your wife and boys dearly. You will be missed greatly. Love you so much. My words can’t express the loss you leave behind. I always looked forward to seeing you each week and hearing about your weekend with your family. The world will not be the same without you. May your soul Rest in Peace my friend.

Marci Black Foote

July 31, 2019

A beautiful tribute to a wonderful husband, father and dear friend. Rest in peace, Jimmy.

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