Dateline: November 2, 2006
Tas “Jay” Stone, 88, died Saturday, October 28, 2006, at
Services were held at
1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31, 2006, in Robertson Chapel of Memories
with Rev. Bryan Knowles, Baptist Minister, officiating. Interment was at
Silverton Cemetery in Silverton. Services were under the direction of
Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc..
Mr. Stone was born on
November 7, 1917, in Cottle County, Texas, to Tas Kirk and Jennie Lewis
Stone. Following the early death of their father, the family moved from
Silverton to a farm Northeast of Clarendon in 1929. During the Depression,
he and his brothers and sisters farmed; and Jay worked for neighboring
farms and ranches. In 1943, he married Mable Moore, and they had one son.
Toward the end of WWII, he served in the U.S. Army. After separation from
the Army, he worked for the RO Ranch until 1955. Subsequently, he worked
for the Texas Department of Transportation until his retirement. Jay
always ran a small stock farm, where his cattle and their care were his
first love. Many people in the area became familiar with Jay’s beef. In
1982 Jay married Ola Bradshaw.
Mr. Stone was
preceded in death by his parents; one brother, George; and one sister,
Survivors include his
wife, Ola of Clarendon; four sons, Roger Stone and wife Pam of Lawrence,
Nebraska; Billy Bradshaw and wife Dianna of Wilmington, North Carolina;
Dennis Bradshaw and wife JoAnne of Mineral Wells; Douglas Bradshaw and
wife Ann of Benbrook; one brother, Kenneth Stone of Howardwick; one
sister, Sue Hardage of Altus, OK; 12 grandchildren; 22
great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
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