Bill Stone, 91 of Sunray, passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.
A private Graveside Service was held at Lane Memorial Cemetery with Clifford Milam, longtime family friend, and Casey Stone, Bill’s son, officiating. Military honors were provided by American Legion Post #224 of Dumas.
Arrangements were entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors.
Bill was born on August 24, 1928 in Cherokee County, TX to Martin and Linda Rae (Strickland) Stone. Bill honorably served his country in the United States Army from 1950 until 1952 while being attached to the 698th Corp of Engineers and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant.
He was united in marriage to Ada Mae Davis in Lubbock, TX on March 12, 1954; the couple lived in Ackerly, TX and would eventually move to Sunray in 1965 where they made their home and raised their family.
Bill farmed his entire life and was a very hard worker. Bill also was a land developer and developed the land north and east of Cactus and Etter where he was known as “Mr. Bill”. Bill was an honest man and it was known that if Bill said it, it was so. Bill also had a wonderful sense of humor and always loved telling jokes. Bill loved and adored his great grandchildren and would always affectionately kiss them on the forehead; this was a tradition that started with the 1st of 18. Bill was of Christian Faith and will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Hoss, Travis and Noel; sisters: Elwanda and Lenora; granddaughter: Amber Keasler; grandson: Tyler Stone.
Bill is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Ada Mae Stone, of the home; children: Casey Stone and wife Thelma of Sunray, TX, Kelly Fisk of Texhoma, OK, Jody Stone and wife Brenda of Sunray, TX, Melissa Rice and husband Ronnie of La Vernia, TX; sister: Neena Davis of Valejo, CA; 8 grandchildren and their spouses; 18 great-grandchildren.
The family suggests with gratitude that memorial contributions be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan, Av., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or Sunray Resource Center, Po Box 362, Sunray TX 79086.
– Press-Reporter obituary services