Jimmie G. Stone Jr., age 58, of 825 S. 17th St., Quincy died Monday, March 4, 2013, at 8:20 pm in Blessing Hospital.
Jimmie was born October 22, 1954 in Bryan, Texas, the son of Jimmie G. Stone Sr. and Betty Gilmore Kraatz. He married the love of his life,Betty Freeman, on July 30, 1983 in College Station, Texas. She survives.
Jimmie grew up in Bryan, Texas, where he attended Bryan High School. Jimmie began his professional career by driving for a local magazine distributor. Eventually, he worked his way to General Manager for the company. In 1990, his work brought him and his family to Quincy. Jimmie was employed by the Anderson News Co. until his retirement.
In his spare time, Jimmie enjoyed golfing, fishing, bowling, and spending time at the Mark Twain Casino. Jimmie was an accomplished golfer. He especially enjoyed spending time with and cooking for his family. Jimmie was an avid sports fan, his favorite teams being the Dallas Cowboys, the Fightin’ Texas Aggies, and the Houston Astros. Jimmie also volunteered his time and his talent to the American Heart Association. His granddaughter was the light of his life. His children, grandchildren and family were the most important things to him. His wife Betty was the love of his life.
He and his family were members of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Bryan, Texas.
In addition to his wife, survivors included: two sons: Brian A. (Megan) Stone of Quincy; and Brandon S. Stone, both of Quincy, IL; a daughter, Leslie C. (Doug) Coleman of Quincy, IL; a granddaughter, Sophia Stone; two step-grandsons, Nicholas and Alexander Coleman; a brother, Morris (Sharon) Stone of Granbury, Texas; a sister, Judy Stone (David) Leeper of Bryan, Texas; many aunts, uncle, nieces and nephews; many special friends from Anita and Rosedale Streets in Bryan, Texas; and many friends at Mark Twain Casino.
Jimmie was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Kenneth Stone
Services: A memorial gathering will take place on Thursday, March 7, 2013, 5:30 – 7:30 pm at Riverside Smokehouse and Grill, 222 S. 3rd St., Quincy.
Memorials: American Heart Association
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.