HURON — John “Doc” Stone, 82, of Huron, Ohio, passed away peacefully with his children by his side on Saturday, March 30, 2013, in Huron.
Born in Point Pleasant, W.Va., to Russell and Thelma Stone on Aug. 29, 1930. He lived in Point Pleasant and attended the one-room schoolhouse called Dixie. He shot his first quail at the age of 9 with his granddad, Logan. At the age of 10, he moved with his mother and two brothers to Utica, Ohio. There he met his wife, Wanda, and they graduated from Utica High School in 1948. He worked for Pittsburgh Plate Glass in Mount Vernon until he joined the Army in 1951 during the Korean War as a member of the Army Signal Corps at Fort Knox, Ky., until 1953. He then married his high school sweetheart, Wanda, in August 1953, and moved to Huron in 1956. He graduated from Ohio State in 1957 with a degree in Science and Physical Ed. He started teaching at Perkins High School as a Science teacher and first football coach, driver’s education instructor and first taxidermy class. He continued to work on his master’s degree, which he achieved in 1967. John had a very enjoyable teaching career at Perkins. He had an impact on his students, and many remembering his “road-kill-stew,” and “the wheel” until his retirement in 1985. After retirement, he spent a great deal of time pursuing the great outdoors, hunting, fishing and sightseeing. He traveled to all states except Hawaii and all 10 Providences of Canada. He also enjoyed golfing and hit three holes-in-one in his lifetime.
John was a member of the American Legion, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, NRA, National Wild Turkey Federation, West Huron Youth Club, North American Hunting Club, and was an Ohio Certified Seed Inspector.
He is survived by his son, Chris (Lisa) Stone of Huron; daughter, Jennifer (Jim) Buzzard of Huron; a brother, Russell Stone of Utica; stepsister, Carolyn (Larry) Rine of Newark; sister-in-law, Carolyn Stone of Utica; granddaughters, Heather, Regina and Hannah; great-grandchildren, Ezra, Daphne and Josephine; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda (Debolt) Stone, in 2003; brother, Howard “Sonny” Stone; stepbrother, Kenny Williams; stepfather, Leon Williams; mother, Thelma (Stone) Williams; and father, Russell Logan Stone.
Visitation will be Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home & Crematory, 410 Main St., Huron.
Memorial contributions may be made in John’s name to Huron Helping Hand Food Pantry, (Lighthouse Church), 820 Cleveland Road East, Huron, OH 44839; or to Serving Our Seniors, 310 E. Boalt St., Sandusky, OH 44870.
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