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Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo)

3715 Highway 25, Montevallo, AL

OBITUARY

David Lee Stone

November 30, 1969January 25, 2020

David Lee Stone, age 50, of Franklin, Tennessee went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, January 25, 2020. David was born on November 30, 1969 in Birmingham, Alabama to Bob and Janice Stone.

David attended the University of Montevallo and the University of Alabama and worked in the field of hospice for nearly 25 years. David was tremendously respected by his colleagues and friends all across the nation. He was passionate about end-of-life care even until the very end of his own pilgrimage here on earth.

David is survived by his wife, Krista, and his three children—Nicholas, Rebekah, and Mary Evelyn; his father, Bob; his sister, Amy (Michael) Atchison; his mother-in-law, Pat Vaughn; his brother-in-law, Scott (Michelle) Vaughn; his sister-in-law, Kim Vaughn; three nieces and two nephews; and a host of cousins, friends, and colleagues. David is predeceased by his mother, Janice.

David also leaves behind a plethora of tacky houndstooth-University-of-Alabama-Roll-Tide fan gear that Krista is not at all reluctant to part with. You might also be interested in his absurd collection of 1980s contemporary Christian music, which only slightly overshadows his prized collection of every Disney soundtrack ever recorded. We honestly wondered if he would have preferred to be cremated and have his ashes sprinkled at the entrance of Disney World. Seriously, y’all, we were so blessed to call this man husband and father, and the absence of his daily peals of contagious laughter in our home leaves an unspeakable void in our hearts.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 31, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 1, 2020
  • Burial Saturday, February 1, 2020

Memories

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John Gilliam

February 1, 2020

I was so blessed to have a childhood friend like David. He always amazed me with his ability to see things from a completely different perspective than everyone else. David was one of the most creative people I have ever known, gifted in the truest sense of the word. I know where he is now, so for him there is joy but my heart is so heavy today for all of those whose lives he touched daily and the enormity of their loss. You will be in my prayers

Mary Rogers

February 1, 2020

I am very sad to hear of David's passing. I know this will be a huge loss for his family and friends. He was an absolute professional and kindness flowed from him even across the miles as he supported offices across the country. My prayers are with his family now and in the years to come.
Mary Jane Rogers
Payson, AZ

Brittany Meredith

January 30, 2020

The Compassus home office was a brighter place with David - his "Good Mornings" as he traveled the office put a smile on many faces. This seemingly simple interaction made me think more than once, "I need to be more like that." My prayers and deepest condolences for the family during this time.

Deanna Hall

January 30, 2020

David brought a special energy and enthusiasm to hospice training and education. From our first meeting until the last time I heard his voice, there was never a doubt that David cared for people and was passionate about his job. To the family- May God provide strength and peace during this painful time.

Bette Whitburn Nic

January 30, 2020

My heart breaks for your family, but truly rejoices for David. As Believers, we should eagerly await the day we get to be at the feet of Jesus. David is HOME now! I’m sure he heard “well done my good and faithful servant,”

Edie Rimas

January 30, 2020

David was one of the kindest people I ever knew. He was so very passionate about end of life care and always so helpful, regardless of the question or the number of times I asked him to explain it. He was very patient with me on a couple of "technical computer issues" . I cannot imagine the void his family must feel. My thoughts and prayers are with his family..

He was a blessing to work with... Edie

Kelly Knowles

January 30, 2020

My experience with David was through ATD - Nashville. I always looked forward to seeing him at the meetings and enjoyed his enthusiasm and encouraging positivity. Prayers of peace to you all during this difficult time.

Junior and Ann Baker

January 30, 2020

Praying for all your family. So sorry for your loss
!

Kazia Bell

January 30, 2020

Oh David! To say he’s missed is an understatement. There was a guaranteed smile and good laugh whenever in his presence. My heart and prayers will continue to be with Ms. Krista and the family, as well as our work family. I pray the Lord’s comfort and peace to you all. David may be gone from our sight, but never from our hearts. Many prayers and blessings.

Adaeze McDaniel

January 30, 2020

David was a pleasure to know and work with. I will miss seeing his smiling face as he walked in and said good morning and our discussions of our shared love of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. To the family, please accept my deepest and heartfelt condolences. May God embrace you in comfort at this difficult time.❤

FROM THE FAMILY