David L. Stone, 75, Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville following a long illness. A native of Shelbyville, he was the son of the late Nancy Thomas and Walter Stone Sr. He was a clerk at the former Lincoln's & Lerman's Department Store, did janitorial services for the former Bank of Shelbyville and retired from General Electric Company following more than 30 years of service in the delivery of parts and supplies. He was a member of Clay Street Baptist Church, where he served as the minister of sound and as a member of the Brotherhood Choir and was a long-time former member of the Board of Trustees. In addition to his parents, his wife of 54 years, Bessie Jean Beckley Stone; three brothers, William Harrison Beach, Walter Stone Jr. and Charles Henry Stone; two sisters, Jessie Lee Stone and Shirley Ann Beach, preceded him in death. Survivors include two daughters, Vanessa (George III) Calhoun of Louisville and Cynthia (George III) Nichols of Potomac, MD; one sister, Nancy Meriwether of Louisville; two brothers, Ronnie (Jan) Baker and James (Margaret) Baker, both of Shelbyville; a special niece who cared for him, Carla Beach of Shelbyville; two sisters-in-law, Jannie Stone and Mary Frances Beach, both of Shelbyville; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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Funeral services will be 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 3 at Clay Street Baptist Church. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at the church. Rev. Ronald L. Holder will deliver the eulogy, and burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Clay Street Baptist Church Sound System Ministry or Home Instead Senior Care. Arrangements have been entrusted to Morton-Beckley Funeral Directors. Online condolences may be expressed at www.morton-beckley.com.
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Published in The Sentinel-News from July 1 to July 8, 2014