Timothy Franklin Stone
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Timothy Franklin Stone, 47 of Greer, S.C., beloved husband of Lori Anne (McCartha) Stone, went to his eternal rest suddenly and unexpectedly on June 13, 2013.
Born in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl., he was the devoted son of Patrick and Melinda (Matthews) Stone of Sautee Nacoochee, Ga.
Tim grew up in Vero Beach, Fl. and graduated from Vero Beach High School. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Coral Sea (CV 43). As Petty Officer, Tim earned two letters of commendation. He was a Merchant Marine and a longtime employee of Hornbeck Offshore Services where he served as Barge Captain.
Tim was a member of Taylors First Baptist Church. He loved fishing and hunting. A love he shared with his dad and father-in-law. He was a friend to everyone, usually sharing a joke or a smile.
Tim was a loving father to Timothy Gregg Stone of Greer, S.C. He is also survived by a brother Patrick E. (Catherine) Stone, II of Batesburg, S.C., sister Mindy Stone of Oakland, CA, and niece, Melinda Marie Stone of Gainesville, Ga. He was predeceased by son Matthew Elliott Stone.
Family will receive friends on Thursday evening, June 20 from 6-8 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home at 639 North Main Street, Greenville, S.C. A celebration of his life will be on Friday, June 21 at 11 a.m. at Taylors First Baptist Church 200 West Main Street, Taylors, S.C. Burial with military honors immediately following service in the church cemetery.
Memorials in his memory may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation or Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.thomasmcafee.com.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Home - Downtown Chapel
639 North Main Street Greenville, SC 29601
Published in The Greenville News on June 19, 2013