John Reed Stone, age 86 of Huntland, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Huntsville Hospital. John was born to the late Raymond Stone and Willene Robinson Stone on October 30, 1931. John is preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Willene Stone; wife, Avolyn Stone; sister, Dean Towry; brother, Ray Stone. He is survived by his daughters, Sherry (Scott) Lucas of Crown Point, Indiana and Kim (Murrel) Donaldson and Jan Stone of Huntland, TN; sister, Nova Gorcsos of Hammond, Indiana; brothers, Earl (Helen) Stone of Flintville, TN and Nathan Stone of Elora, TN; grandchildren, Savanna Jones, Brad (Tammy) Cunningham, Brian (Collen) Cunningham, Shaye (Rich) Partin, Jeremy (Emily) Donaldson; 9 great grandchildren, Emma, Steven, Taylor, Lilly, Declan, Aidan, Wyatt, Chase, and Morgan. Mr. Stone was employed for many years at Youngstown Steel in Hammond, Indiana where he was a crane operator and later a certified electrician. A member of the Baptist Church, he served as a Sunday School Bus Driver at Hammond Baptist, Hammond Indiana where he raised his family. In later years, he was owner of Stone Trucking Co. and co-owner of Owens & Stone Grain Co., both in Elora, Tennessee. A respected businessman in the community, he was known for his jovial personality and dry wit. A caring son and brother, a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he was also a special favorite with nieces, nephews and in-laws due to his kindness and caring. As a talented carpenter and electrician, he enjoyed buying and updating "fixer-uppers". With his generous nature, he was also ready to help others with a problem or project. He will truly be missed by family, friends and community. A graveside service will be held at 2 PM on Monday, February 12, 2018 at Elora Cemetery with Rev. Joe Plunkett officiating. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 1st Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398
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