STONE, HAROLD BELL - of Knoxville, passed away surrounded by the love of his family on Wednesday, August 28, 2013. He was born in Lebanon, Tennessee, on April 30, 1924, to the late Chester Lee and Estella Mai Stone. From secondary school, he joined the National Guard and was called into active duty in 1941. After completing basic training and Officer's Candidate School at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, he went to flight school in Pittsburg, Kansas. As a lieutenant before age 18, Harold became the youngest artillery officer in the United States Army. As a liaison pilot in Europe with the 3rd Armored Division, he earned the Purple Heart, Air Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, a Bronze Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, and American Defense Medal. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a B.S. Degree in Business Administration, and practiced public accounting while earning a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1951. He established his law practice in 1952 and remained active in the firm of Stone & Hinds, P.C., until shortly before his death. He is in the listing of "Cityview's" Top Attorneys of 2013. As a Kiwanian since 1954, he held many positions in the club including president. In 1965, he served as Lieutenant Governor, Division 13, Kentucky-Tennessee District and is a Legion of Honor recipient. He served on the Knoxville Opera Board of Directors, and the board of directors of Presbyterian Homes of Tennessee, as an elder at Second Presbyterian Church, and as Commodore of the Fort Loudoun Yacht Club. He was member of Sons of the Revolution and the Knoxville Racquet Club. Harold is survived by his loving wife, Theresa; daughter, Glenna Stone and partner, Marilyn May of Ellijay, Georgia; son, Steven and wife, Laura of Knoxville; grandchildren, Caitlin and Evan Stone; sister, Mary Hill Beehan and husband, Nick of Nashville, as well as many nieces and nephews. A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2013, 4:00 p.m., at Second Presbyterian Church, 2829 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, with Dr. Bryan Wilson and Rev. Harry Chronis, officiating. The family will receive friends at a reception immediately following the service. The interment is private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the University of Tennessee Foundation/Harold Bell Stone Scholarship Endowment, 600 Henley Street, Suite 100, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37996. On-line condolences may be extended at www.rosemortuary.com Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2, 2013