Nelson D. Stone
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Suffolk - Mr. Nelson Dean Stone, 69, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at his residence surrounded by his loving family, after a valiant battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Mr. Stone is predeceased by his parents Dean & Lona Stone.
He is survived by his wife Mrs. Barbara Stone; son Jonathan Stone and wife Jenifer of Virginia Beach; daughter Jeanette Stone of Suffolk; two sisters Beatrice Stone and Patricia Stone of Richmond, KY; three grandchildren Aurelia and Lila Stone and Adriana Kayli Edwards; and his beloved German Shepard "Willie".
Nelson loved playing horseshoes and was an active member of the Portsmouth and Sleepy Hole Horseshoe Clubs. He was also an active member with the Magnolia Ruritan and The Norman F. Matthews Post 57 of The American Legion in Suffolk, VA.
Mr. Stone proudly served as member of the United States Navy for over 20 years and continued serving his country as an electrical engineer with Newport News Shipbuilding for an additional 25 years. Nelson will always be remembered for his easy wit and gentle manner.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 1, at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St. Suffolk, VA 23434 with full military honors and Dr. Robert H. Carpenter officiating. Burial will be private.
The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bon Secours Hospice, 485 Rodman Ave. Portsmouth, VA 23707. Condolences may be registered online at www.rwbakerfh.com.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Jan. 28, 2014