Obituary: James H. Stone, 94, Chaplin


James H. Stone, 94, of Chaplin, died at 2:26 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown. He was born in Alabama on Jan. 24, 1925, to the late Walter Byron and Lillian Odelle Homcombe Stone. He was a member of the Willisburg Church of God, a World War II Navy veteran and a retired employee of General Electric Company of Louisville.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Robbie Chesser Stone on July 4, 2003; five sisters, Grace Hester, Vaudene Evetts, Gerry Overstratton, Faye Henuver and Jo Ann Helm; and four brothers, Manuel Stone, Arlen Stone, Herschel Stone and Preston Stone.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Chesser Stone; one daughter, Julie Keeter (Frank) of Bardstown; two sons, James Allen Stone of Bardstown and Keith Stone (Ana) of Willisburg; one stepson, Harold Chesser (Pam ) of Willisburg; three sisters, Judy Baize, Jackie Morgan and Brenda Fuller; three brothers, Terrell Stone of North Carolina, Kenneth Stone of Hawaii and Bebe Stone; five granddaughters, Jill Benningfield, Brandy Jo Hobbs, Nikki Prewitt, Angel Stone and Shandy Keeter Jarrell; five grandsons, Kristopher Stone, Matthew Stone, Brandon Stone, Ryan Dadisman and Derek Keeter; eight stepgrandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 21 stepgreat-grandchildren; and five stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

The funeral is 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at the Willisburg Church of God with the Rev. Mark Speakman, the church pastor, officiating assisted by Sister Mavis Bennett. Burial is in Highview Cemetery in Chaplin.

Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at the Carey & Son Funeral Home in Springfield and after 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at the church.

Carey & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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