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1924 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
J. Minor Stone Iii Obituary
J. Minor Stone III

Nassawadox - J. Minor Stone, III died Friday, November 15, 2013. Born August 17, 1924 in Ashland, VA, the son of the late James Minor Stone, Jr. and Evelyn Rennie Stone. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Janet Thomas Stone; daughter Jan Stone Rice and husband Ronald L. Rice; grandson Thomas Lee Rice; sister Beverly Stone Haile and husband Hudson; nephew Gregory Haile and wife Bonnie; niece Claire Packer and husband Bruce.

After serving honorably in the U.S. Air Force in the South Pacific during WWII, Minor graduated from Randolph Macon College where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. In 1952 Minor took a position with U.S. Fidelity and Guaranty Insurance Company (USF&G). During his 35 year career, he worked in Washington, DC and Richmond, Virginia.

Minor was a Life Member of the American Society of Safety Engineers & past president of the Colonial Va. Chapter; he was a member of Veterans of Safety International. Minor was passionate about the work of Lions Club International. He was honored as a Melvin Jones Fellow; served as president of the Richmond James River Lions Club, as district governor of Va. 24-B Lions International, past president of the Past District Governors Assoc., and held numerous other Lions' offices. Minor served for many years as a member of the alumni board of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He was co-founder and past president of the Brighten Green Community Assoc. His many services include the Governor's Highway Safety Committee, board member of: Old Dominion Eye Bank, Eastern Shore Rural Health and SCORE. A Kentucky Colonel, he was a member of the Jamestowne Society, Sons of the American Revolution, Virginia Historical Society, Eastern Shore of Virginia Barrier Island Center, Exmore Belle Haven Lions Club, Hungars Episcopal Church and former long-time member of Manakin Episcopal Church.

A celebration of life will be held at Hungars Episcopal Church, Bridgetown on Thursday, November 21, at 2 p.m. Burial will be private. Memorial donations may be made to Old Dominion Eye Bank, 9200 Arboretum Pkwy, Chesterfield, VA 23236, Eastern Shore Rural Health, POB 1039, Nassawadox, VA 23413 or Hungars Episcopal Church, POB 367, Eastville, VA 23347.

Family and friends may sign the guest book at www.hollandfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements were made by the Holland Funeral Home at Nassawadox, Virginia.
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Published in The Virginian Pilot on Nov. 17, 2013
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