Stone, Jerry Michael
Jerry M. Stone, 80, lifelong resident of Christiansburg, Va., departed this life December l9, 2019 at his home. He was born on February 11, 1939, to Wendell C. Stone and Margaret Linkous Stone.
As a high school student in 1956 he helped his parents open Stone’s Restaurant in Christiansburg. He became the owner of Stone’s Cafeteria in 1969 and expanded the family business to Stone’s #2 in Riner. He was a school bus driver, rural mail carrier, artist and U.S. Army Reservist. His favorite pastime included drawing local churches, schools and barns. He successfully self-built a log cabin on his property and enjoyed antique cars, the outdoors, and raising ducks.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving and devoted wife, Evelyn; two sons and four grandchildren, Jay Stone and his children, Emma, Audrey, and Evan; Chris Stone and daughter Abbey; two step daughters, Sherry Duncan (Ron) and children, Courtney and Jared; Sandy Kingrea (Ray) and children, Hannah, Andrew and Zach, and two great grandchildren; sisters, Bonnie Wimmer and Connie Moore (Bill); five nephews; sisters-in-law, Betty Saunders (Steve), Carolyn Cartwright (Tom), brothers-in-law, Eddie Thompson and Danny Thompson; numerous other relatives, many close friends and his devoted Yorkie, Pippa. The family wishes to especially thank Jennifer Smith and all the dedicated caregivers for their faithful service.
Jerry and Evelyn were members of Gethsemane Baptist Church in Radford. A memorial service will be held at the church, 2006 Preston St., Radford, Va., on Monday, December 23 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Jerry Gibson officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 11:00 a.m. until the service hour. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg. The family wishes to thank church members for their faithful visits through the years.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the ministry of Gethsemane Baptist Church.
The Stone family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford. www.mullinsfuneralhome.com