Gerald Calynn Stone (Jerry), age 84, passed away on July 13, 2010 at Bullhead City, Ariz.
Gerald was born on April 14, 1926 in Jay, Okla. to Clarence and Ada Stone. He married Dora Lou Wright on April 1, 1949 in Jay, Okla. and Juanice Mills on July 8, 1968 in Norco, Calif.
Gerald went to school at Piney Ridge Grammar School, was a graduate of Jay High School in 1943. Later he served in the Military during WWII and the Korean War reaching the rank of Army Sergeant. He later ran Gerald C. Stone Construction, Anaheim, Calif. from 1952-1985.
Gerald lived in Disney, Okla. and then later resided at Bullhead City, Ariz. His hobbies were hunting, fishing and was an avid builder.
He is survived by his wife Juanice Stone, of the home.
He had three children, Marsha Elizabeth Stone – Perluss, Paula Teresa Stone – Mustain and Donald Calynn Stone. He also had four grandchildren, Shane Daniel Perluss, Alicia Chere’ Coppola, Jennifer Nicole Payne and Crystal Dawn Stone; and six grandchildren, Tristin Taylor Coppola, Caden John Coppola, Kalee Amber Stone, Julie Dawn Payne, Katie Nicole Lawrence and Brooklynn Renee Helen Lawrence. His siblings are Ruby Clark – Stone, Gaylyn Stone and Mavis Masters – Stone.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Ada Stone; brother Gaylyn Stone; and sister Ruby Clark – Stone.
God saw he was getting tired
and a cure was not to be.
So he put his arms around him
and whispered “Come with me”
With tearful eyes we watched him suffer
and saw him fade away;
although we loved him dearly,
we could not make him stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
hard working hands to rest;
God broke our hearts to prove to us
he only takes the best
As per Louise at Stephens Funeral Home, Pryor, Okla. 918-825-4450.