Kenneth Morgan Stone
Ken Stone, age 47, hometown boy from Cantonment left the infirmaries of this life and ran into the arms of Jesus on Friday, February 7, 2014. Born one of five children to Marcus and the late Gloria Stone in Pensacola, FL on June 20, 1966. Ken graduated from Tate High School and played football for the Aggies. Ken's passion for football did not end after high school. He coached for years and served on the Board at Ensley Ballpark where he mentored many young men.
On a lazy hot August day back in 1989, Ken and a group of friends spent the day in the same way he had spent many simmering hot summer days all of his life, cooling off in the cold, refreshing waters of the Perdido river. Ken made a decision that day that would change his life drastically by diving off the Barrineau Park bridge. A jump he had made many many times in his life, but on that day the dark waters of the river were usually shallow, and Ken's neck was broken. Several hours later, with our family gathered in the waiting room at the Hospital, we were told by doctors that Ken's condition was very critical, and they did not think that he would make it through the night. Our God had a different plan! Ken fulfilled that plan by touching so many lives with his unending flow of love and friendship for anyone that needed it and with his strong honest faith. His passion for life was fueled by his love of family, especially his son's. Ken could have understandably turned bitter with his handicap, but he never did. He took the life that God had given him and persevered by becoming someone that so many of us would turn too for encouragement, words of wisdom and his biggest gift to simply use that big beautiful smile to just help make any situation a little brighter.
Achievements? Their were many that Ken had reached, but not the kind that hangs on a wall, or maybe piled up in a bank in the way the world defines Achievements. Ken's accomplishments were of the type that are stored in Heaven in the form of treasures he gained from the awesome impact he made on so many lives. He is now boldly walking in those blessings and promises in the presence of our Heavenly Father with that same wonderful smile we all loved and that will be so dearly missed.
Until we walk together in eternity our brother, we will keep your strong spirit and true faith tucked deeply in our hearts! Ken is a believer in our King Jesus and was a member of East Brent Baptist Church.
Preceded in death by his mother, Gloria, Grandma (Idell), Mema (Martha) and granddaughter, Morgan.
Ken is survived by is sons, Ken Morgan (Keka) and Daniel (Samantha) Stone; grandchildren, Gabriel, Skyler, Baylen, Kalysta Chevelle and Daniel II; father, Marcus Gene; brothers, Mark (Lynn), Roy, Morris and Susie Stone; special friends, Regina and Derrick Perkins and many nieces, nephews, friends and family.
Pallbearers will be Robert Arbegast, Buster Stone, Brett Stone, Lil Roy Stone, Johnny Whitaker and Bryan Cooper.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Whitaker, Billy Cooper, Danny Deweese and Arthur Simms.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. with funeral service to begin at 7:00 p.m. at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North with Pastor Jeff Howard and Dr. Dale Patterson officiating. Interment will follow on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Andalusia Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
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