Michael Lee Stone Sr.

Michael Lee Stone Sr.

Passed: June 09, 2024
Kenna, WV

Michael Lee Stone Sr.

Passed: June 09, 2024
Kenna, WV

Obituary

Michael Lee Stone, Sr., 67, passed away peacefully on the evening of Sunday, June 9th, 2024, at home, surrounded by his loving family.

He was an exceptionally compassionate, funny, and a kind soul, who loved his family more than anything. His little grandbabies held a special place in his heart, and he did everything for them. He was known and loved dearly for his goofy antics and nicknames for his loved ones. He was one of the most caring, selfless human beings that had ever touched this good earth. He loved God and his church family at Fisher Memorial Church and was best buddies with Pastor Aaron Finney. Our church family had been lifting us up in prayer and praying him home through it all, and we are eternally grateful for their support.

Mike was born on May 6th, 1957, in Charleston, WV, and grew up in North Charleston, WV, often called DogTown. He was active in scouts and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He played the sousaphone in high school band. His oldest grandson, Zak Ranson, followed in his footsteps and also obtained the rank of Eagle Scout and played the sousaphone in band for Ripley High School and WVU. Mike graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School in May 1975 and married his high school sweetheart, Lois, on June 7th, 1975. He attended West Virginia State College and graduated with an AAS in Chemical Technology. He worked for Columbia Hydrocarbon and then Bayer Crop Science for over 25 years as a lab technician. He was a Regional Lab Supervisor for Baker Hughes, Inc., and retired on disability from there due to several right shoulder surgeries and a long infection.

Things he enjoyed since retirement were getting in the pool, gardening, taking care of and playing with his grandchildren. He was a longtime member of Fisher Memorial Church and enjoyed his friends and church family there. He died shortly after the family and Pastor Aaron Finney surrounded him with love and prayers. He always knew how to make everyone smile; laughing and singing silly songs, making goofy faces, and making up bedtime stories of Little Bear coming down from the woods to make s’mores by the campfire and have candy and pop, and cake and ice cream, too. He always made sure to tell his babies he loved them so much every chance he could get. He loved everybody; neighbors, strangers, all became his friends and were welcome. He had so much love to give, sharing it with everyone who crossed paths with him. His family was extremely lucky to have him as a loving father, pawpaw, cousin, and friend to many. His heart was full and surrounded by the people he loved all his life, making family and human connection his priority. His family cherished him dearly.

Cancer is a vicious terrible disease. The type of Mike’s cancer was metastatic malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor, known as MPNST. It is a very hot, rapid-moving cancer that quickly metastasized to his lungs and recently to other places. He bravely fought long and hard for as long as he could. We would like to thank everyone who helped in every way, for the donations, for the grass cutting, cutting fallen trees off our roof, helping pick Mike up when he fell, going to doctor appointments with us, bringing us home-cooked food, fundraisers, running errands, support through phone calls, cards, prayers and so much more. We are so thankful for our family, friends, children’s friends, church family and even strangers that reached out to us.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Daniel Stone; parents, Alonzo Stone and Jo Ann Mallory-Stone; grandparents, William D. Stone, Bessie Lackey-Stone, Elmer Mallory, and Hester Clark-Mallory, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

His beautiful life will forever be cherished by his wife, Lois Jean Stone of Goldtown, WV; his daughters, Kimberly Ann Stone-Ranson, Elizabeth Nicole Stone-Good, Heather Dawn Stone; son, Michael Lee Stone, Jr., and grandchildren, Zak Ranson, Cedar Ranson, Alexa Ranson, Melissa Clark, Finley Yarborough, Jaidon Fling, Kyson Stone, Karma Good, Harmony Good, Jacob Good, Willow Good, Samuel Stone, Saulyer Stone, and Sutton Stone. Mike is also survived by his brother, David Peay, and sister, Sharon Ooley, as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Mike’s body will be cremated.

A celebration of Mike’s life will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, June 15th, 2024, at Fisher Memorial Church, 49 Highland Farms Road, Kenna, WV 25248, with Pastor Aaron Finney officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations for cancer research or to other cancer victims is suggested.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.barlowbonsall.com .

Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

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6 responses to Michael Lee Stone Sr.

  1. My deepest sympathy. My memories are you both bringing those precious grandchildren to Mrs. Aumans preschool. A very special family.

  2. You will missed. Save me a seat of the school bus. None of us far behind. See ya ’round the poo!

  3. Vince Pilato says:

    You were always my favorite, king of the lab, top of the heap, got me out of tons of overtime…

  4. Kim Earl says:

    I pray your precious memories bring you some peace during this time! Prayers sent!

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