Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois

Jimmie G. Stone, Jr.

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.

  1. Betty we are so sad to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Ms. Betty & Family:

    My sincere condolences to you all. I was very young when you moved to Illinois, but you were such a wonderful family and I fondly remember the carpool rides to school during cold days and walking home from school with Lesie and Brian and seeing Mr. Stone with such a warm smile. May God comfort you during this time.

    Rick & Virginia Dominguez & Family (Friends from Anita St., Bryan, TX)

  3. We are so sorry to hear about Jimmie. He was a good man and will be missed by many.

  4. Betty and family; we send prayers to each of you in this time of reflecting on your memories for Jimmie. we send prayers in hopes that the days ahead will be heart warming in all the thoughts & memories you all shared together as a loving family for each other. My heart is with you today, BJ, as well as all the days ahead. Surround yourself with love, hugs and comfort.

  5. Want to let you know that prayers are with you and your family during this time. Thinking of you…

  6. To Betty & Family….
    May all your wonderful memories that you and your family share of Jimmie help to bring you comfort today and in the days ahead. I will be keeping you so very close to my heart and in my thoughts & prayers. If you need anything at anytime call me.

  7. I am so sad to hear of your loss. Jimmie was a wonderful person and a great friend. He will be missed by many! My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  8. betty my condolences and are with you if you ever need anything do not hesitate to ask.peace to you and your family.

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Jeff and Will Spear were wonderful. Very caring and compassionate.

— W.G.

Thank you for taking such great care of our family and the details of the visitation and service.  God bless you!

— K.K.

Thank you for the tree planted in her memory!  Most of all…thank you for all  of the patience, kindness and great support you provided during this difficult time.

— C. V.