|James E. "Jim" Stone, 83, of Galesburg, died at 1:40 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Rosewood Care Center, Galesburg.
He was born Jan. 27, 1929, in Monmouth, to W. Harold and Mary (Veal) Stone. He was raised and educated in Monmouth.
He married Imogene Jeffries on Jan. 7, 1950, in Rock Island. She died Sept. 18, 1951. He then married Patricia A. Bacon on Nov. 22, 1952, in Galesburg. She survives of Galesburg.
Also surviving are four children, Sharon (and Bing) Soloman of Lakeville, Minn., Steve (and Nancy) Stone of Wataga, Tom Stone of Galesburg, and William "Bill" (and Lorraine) Stone of Galesburg; nine grandchildren, Scott (and Alice) Meldrum, Kevin (and Christy) Stone, Kelly Stone (and David Swain), Ryan (and Teri) Stone, Aaron (and Jessica) Stone, Michael (and Heather) Stone, Denise Stone, Craig Stone and Krystie Stone; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Ed (and Linda) Post of Pataskala, Ohio; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Mary Jean Gaylord.
Jim served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Piedmont from 1946 to 1949.
He farmed for many years and also was a carpenter for Swanson Building of Altona.
His hobbies were playing the guitar, watching Westerns, and woodworking. He was interested in antique cars, especially the Model T, and he enjoyed playing cards with friends and teasing his grandchildren. He could make anything out of wood without a design including a one-of-a-kind kitchen pantry cupboard, hot pad trivets, clocks or rocking chairs.
He was a member of the Farm Bureau and East Main Congregational Church of Christ, and a past member of the Southeast Iowa Antique Car Club.
Visitation will be 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes and Crematory in Knoxville. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home and Crematory in Knoxville, with the Rev. Dan Lybarger officiating. Cremation will be accorded following the services. A private family burial will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Special Olympics or a charity of the donor's choice. On-line condolences and sympathy cards may be sent through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com