Gary Lee Stone was born Nov. 18, 1946, in Hopkins County, the son of T. W. Stone and Ruby Leverton Stone.
He married Myrtle Cash on November 16, 1971, in Dallas. She survives.
Mr. Stone was a forklift operator, retiring after many years of service with ABF Freight Co. He was a member of Faith Temple Baptist Church in Irving. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, receiving two Purple Hearts among other service medals. In honor of his service the Hopkins County Military Coalition will conduct military graveside burial rites.
Other survivors include his five children, Marilyn, Sandy, Teresa, Kim and Renea; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Henry Stone of Como and Tal Stone of Euless; and one sister, Frances Edwards of Como.
Mr. Stone was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Rocky; one grandson, Tyler; and one sister, Bobbie Doris Stone.
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