January 11, 1941May 27, 2021

John H. Stone, 80, of North Little Rock passed away May 27, 2021. He was born in Pine Bluff to parents Sherman and Ora Stone. He graduated from Pine Bluff High School in 1959 and obtained his B. A. from Hendrix College in 1963. He obtained his C.P.A. certificate and was employed at A. O. Smith Corp. and Orbit Valve Company prior to his retirement. John was a member of the First United Methodist Church of North Little Rock and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

He is preceded in death by his parents and niece Analise Jernigan. Left to cherish is memory is his wife of sixty years, Kay Freeman Stone; daughter, Sharon Ritchie (Samuel) of Utah; son, John Stone (Jodie) of Iowa; daughter, Susanne Stone of N.L.R.; grandchildren, Madeleine & Alexander Stone of Iowa and his brother, Thomas S. Stone (Cynthia) of Hot Springs and his nieces, Laura Jane Stone and Erin Stone Latsha.

The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date. Memorials honoring John may be made to the First United Methodist Church of NLR, 6701 John F Kennedy Blvd, North Little Rock, AR 72116. Please share your memories of John at


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Jerry Gasaway

June 1, 2021

To Kay and family,
I was saddened by the news that John had passed. He was a good friend and trusted business partner. I owe my love of golf to John who taught me how to play and together we enjoyed many hours playing the courses at Hot Springs Village. Rest in peace my friend.

Roger Stone

June 1, 2021


Sorry to hear about John’s passing.
I had fun working with him when we were in the cotton business. Cotton buying was an excuse for spending a lot of time playing golf.
Take care and may peace be with you.

Roger Stone

Pamela Stone Ratliff

June 1, 2021

Kay and family...we are so sorry to learn of John's passing. May he rest in the arms of the Lord. God be with all of you giving you strength and peace.

Pam Stone Ratliff

Rich Hickman

May 30, 2021

So sorry to hear of John's passing. John and I shared many fun times while he worked at A. O. Smith. Golfing, poker and horse races. After joining Orbit valve John assisted me in packaging a bid offer for a USA aid package for the Pakistan Air Force. He always had a contagious smile. While working for a law firm I discovered his brother, Tom, was a partner. Small world. Prayers for the family.

Dan and Pat Van Duinen

May 29, 2021

Dan and I will remember John for his special sense of humor and his directness but most of all for his friendship. We will miss him. He was one of a kind. Please accept our heart felt sympathy.

Jim and carolyn Dunbar

May 28, 2021

So sorry for your loss.