Robert Stone

Robert Stone passed away in the early morning hours of August 3rd in Augusta, Georgia at the Charlie Norwood VA Hospital with family by his side. Bob was born on November 17th 1937 to Park Stone and Ada Howell in the township of Cheoah, North Carolina – modern day Robbinsville. He served in the Navy Seabees in Kodiak, Alaska and San Diego from 1956 to 1958. He moved to Clinton, TN after his father passed in 1958 to be with his mother. There he met Sheila Hankins and the two were married in 1963. He was a strong Christian who loved God and this country. He loved his family and passing on stories of those who had already passed. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, motorcycles, and had a deep love for trains – specifically steam engines. He worked as a body shop foreman, retiring from Krebs Chevrolet. He was well known for his sense of humor and is greatly missed by his loved ones.
He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Doris Higdon of Knoxville and nephew, Rob Tokes of Clinton, Ohio. He leaves behind his wife of 57 years, Sheila Stone; daughter, Ginger Stone of Oak Ridge; son, Robert Stone and wife Rhonda of Knoxville; granddaughters, Taryn Torbett and husband Chris of Knoxville, Taylor Lay of Oak Ridge, and Trista Lay of Oak Ridge; sisters, Virginia “Pat” Tokes of Clinton and Genevieve “Whis” Harber of Clinton; three nieces and five nephews; and a host of additional and extended family members that Bob deeply cared for.
Robert chose to be cremated and will have a graveside service on August 16th, 2020 at 2:00PM at Sunset Cemetery with full military honors.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The American Legion 436 Spring Steet Clinton,TN 37716; Kerbela Shiner’s 315 Mimose Ave Knoxville, TN 37920; Fisher House 12300 Twinbrook Parkway Suite 410 Rockville, MD 20855; or

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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