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Gordon E. Stone
Funeral service for Gordon E. Stone, 92, of Dallas, is scheduled for 1:00 PM Saturday, October 28, 2017 at First United Methodist Church in Quitman with Rev. Keefe Cropper officiating. Public viewing will be held from 12:00 PM to service time. He will be laid to rest at Quitman City Cemetery following the service.
Gordon E. Stone was born in Braham, Minnesota on March 12, 1925 to Christine (Oslund) and John Stone. He passed away Friday, October 20, 2017. He attended schools in Braham, graduating as valedictorian. He was very proud of his military service as a paratrooper in the 11th Airborne during the occupation of Japan. He graduated from the MN School of Business. After working in a variety of businesses, he went to 3M Company and was later transferred to Dallas. Next, he became owner of Semi-Tech, Inc., now known as Dac Vision. After retirement, he moved to beautiful East Texas, residing at Lake Quitman. He became active in the church and community. They recently moved to Dallas.
Gordy was a dedicated Christian, devoted husband, and a loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather.
He is preceded in death by his parents, step mother, and sister.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 68 years, Alice Stone; step sisters, Marilyn From and Lois Woodward; brothers in law and sister in law, David and Annette Olson and Michael Collins; two sons, Gregory Stone and wife Margie and Todd Stone; daughter, Karen Sampson and husband Terry; 9 grandchildren and spouses, 8 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.
Gordyâs grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.
If you wish, please make a donation to First United Methodist Church in Quitman, TX, JDRF of Dallas, or Visiting Nurses Association (VNA).
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Lowe Funeral Home, Quitman, TX.
What a guy! There will never be one like him! He was interested in everything and was one of the most interesting people I have known. I did some proof work on memories he had written so I know this first hand. I will sorely miss him. Love you Stone family.
Becky Hibbard Oct 28 2017 12:00 AM
Mary Meyer Oct 27 2017 12:00 AM
Alice, Gregory,Todd and Karen and family: We send our sincere and heartfelt sympathy to you all. Gordie and Alice are cherished friends from many years ago to now. We worked at 3M together and then picked up again here in Texas. Lots of good times with your family. Mary and I pray for Gordie and all of you for the Lord's peace. For the many memories we know you have to help sustain you in times to come. With Love, Mary and Bob Scichili
MARY AND BOB SCICHILI Oct 25 2017 12:00 AM
Rest in Peace Uncle Gordy! I'll always remember the Collins' family visit to the Stones' house in Texas in 1969! The memories.... Six Flags, Shaky's Pizza & the Moon Walk on TV!! What a great trip......Sending all my love to Aunt Alice & the entire Stone family. Love, Your nephew, Michael David
Michael D Collins Oct 25 2017 12:00 AM
Paula Hammond Oct 24 2017 12:00 AM
Always honorable, blessed with a kind sense of humor, a positive outlook toward life and a persistence that knew no bounds, Gordy was good friend and business colleague. I will miss our frequent lunches!
Richard Bullwinkle Oct 24 2017 12:00 AM
Mike Everhart Oct 24 2017 12:00 AM
god bless my fellow paratrooper 82nd airborne you were a good freind
paul hooten Oct 24 2017 12:00 AM
Our condolences to the family. Gordy was a wonderful friend and neighbor. His humor and zeal for life will be our fondest memories of him. His Christian faith was strong and his love of his family was immense. We will surely miss him. Bill and Sue Bonnette Harbor Point, Lake Quitman
Bill and Sue Bonnette Oct 23 2017 12:00 AM
My lunches with Gordy were my favorite day of the month. Bon voyage my friend.
Manning Grinnan Oct 23 2017 12:00 AM