John William Stone

December 21, 1928April 8, 2021

John William (Bill) Stone, 92, peacefully passed away at home, Thursday April 8, 2021, with his daughters by his side. Bill was born December 21, 1928, in Wilmington, NC to the late Hugh and Elizabeth Stone.

He was also predeceased by his wife, Wilma Webber Stone and Bill’s brothers, Hugh and Tom.

Bill graduated from Broughton High School and after serving in the Army during the Korean War, graduated from Duke University.

He was co-owner of Stone’s Southern School Supply. He served in leadership roles in Rotary International, NSSEA, Occoneechee Council of Boy Scouts, and was a proud Charter Member of the Iron Dukes Club. Bill’s main hobbies were golf and following Duke Athletics.

Bill is survived by his sisters May and Sarah. He is also survived by his daughters Ellen (Tommy), Lisa (Craig), Cathy (Dianne) and grandchildren Sarah, Sean, and Emily, along with three nephews.

Also surviving are his extended family including Kristen and Lauren; Emily, Claire, and Meg; and their families.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 11, 2021 at 5pm at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church. The family will receive friends beginning at 4pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Services provided by Brown-Wynne, 300 Saint Mary's Street, Raleigh.


  • Visitation

    Friday, June 11, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Friday, June 11, 2021


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