Cloyd Gene "Red" Stone

Born in Grayville, IL on November 10, 1933

Departed on April 8, 2015 and resided in Greenbrier, TN

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Cloyd Gene Stone “Red”, age 81 of Greenbrier passed away April 8, 2015. Mr. Stone was born on November 10, 1933 in Grayville, Illinois to the late James and Stella Stone. He was retired from the CSX Railroad after 44 years of service and was a member of Hillview Baptist Church in Goodlettsville. He will be remembered as a man who loved his wife and family dearly and was a huge fan of Hank Williams, Sr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Clyde and Roger Stone and sisters, Lucy Stone and Betty Jo Smith. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Valerie “Bonnie” Stone; children, Kevin Stone, Darrell Stone, Kelly Stone, Donna (Chris) Martinez, Karen (Ken) Cavanaugh, Darlene (Mark) Gerke, and James (Katie) Pete; 10 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; sisters, Juanita Moore and Sarah Williams; brothers, Tony and Howard Stone; and special friends, Pam and Jim Zawada and Arles Green. A life celebration service will be held on Monday, April 13th at 6:00 P.M. from the Hillview Baptist Church, 1268 Springfield Hwy, Goodlettsville, TN with Bro. Josh Brown officiating. Visitation with the family will be on Monday from 4:00 P.M. until service time at the church. Arrangements Entrusted To: Springfield Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home, 4005 Memorial Blvd, Springfield, TN 37172 (615)384-5437 www.springfieldfh.com

3 Comments to Mr. Cloyd Gene "Red" Stone

  1. Karen (Stone) Cavanagh
    April 10, 2015 12:22 am

    Last Man Standing

    “You’re the last man standing, Red,” said she, the widow of a longtime railroad buddy. You, Daddy, one of the greatest generation to ever live. For what did you stand? Integrity, humility, laughter and wit, tenacity, hard work, and steadfast love for your family. Loyalty, and friendship, burden for lost souls, love for all God’s creatures, whether big or small.

    O Captain! My Captain! must you leave so soon? It was just yesterday when we saw the man in the moon, the starry night, heard the owl’s hoot. I remember the wagon rides, the twinkle in your blue eyes as you proudly carried me shoulder high. Boxcar days and train whistles we blew. The Mummy, burnt beans, and Stubby’s distain of hominy. Fingers flying on the guitar while I watched in awe and sang along.

    Daddy, your railroad days are over; the curtain around you falls. Yet when I hear the whistle call, I’ll remember you standing tall.

    The special bond between you and me – neither time nor space can separate.
    For there you are, amidst that great cloud of witnesses, safely home in the arms of Jesus.

    This life on earth is just one stop. Where the train ends, is on the other side. Daddy – I’ll see you on the other side. And until then, when I hear the whistle call, I’ll remember you standing tall.

    Your loving daughter,

    Karen Marie

  2. Pam & Craig Wind
    April 12, 2015 1:58 pm

    “And I John looked and saw a new Heaven and a new Earth. The former Heaven and the former Earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. I saw the holy city, a new Jerusalem coming down out of Heaven from God prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, God’s dwelling is with Man. He shall dwell with them and they shall be his people and God himself will always be with them. He shall wipe away every tear from their eyes and there shall be no more death or mourning, wailing or pain for the old order has passed away.”

    Revelation 21: 1-4

    May His peace rest with you and your family at this time.

  3. FRANCES JONES
    April 12, 2015 2:45 pm

    RED WE ALL KNOW WHEN GOD GETS YOUR ROOM READLY YOU WILL GO THERE TO LIVE FOREVER , I KNOW YOU WILL BE HAPPY IN HEAVEN AS YOU WAS HERE. YOU WILL BE MISSED BUT IN A GOOD WAY. LOVE YOU BONNIE AND CODY YOU WILL ALWAYS BE A PART OF MY LIFE . I WANT CRY FOR RED I WILL CRY FOR YOU AND YOUR GARNDMORHER. GOD BLESS THE FAMILY .

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