June 20, 1949 ~ January 30, 2022
Born in: Harrisburg, IL
Resided in: Fortville, IN
James William Stone, 72, of Fortville, IN passed away on January 30, 2022. He was born in Harrisburg, IL on June 20, 1949 to the late Guy Stone and Jean (Arthur) Walls. James, also known as Jimmy, was one of eleven kids who grew up in Indianapolis, In. He attended Arsenal Tech High School. James worked at many different places, but was on disability for a long time before he passed. He was a member of Fortville Christian Church.
James loved to work on different crafts, go fishing, and collect socks for his church to give to the homeless.
He is preceded in death by his parents, mentioned above; along with his siblings, Imogene Yokley, Ricky Stone and Gary Stone; his niece, Shelley O’Connor and nephew, David Sizemore.
James is survived by his 2 daughters, Christy and Taffy as well as siblings, Ronald “Pete” Stone, Jack Stone, Robert “Bob” Stone, Patricia Sizemore, Gerry Arnett, Charlotte Baxter, and Oma Billerman. He leaves behind 21 nieces and nephews as well as many cousins.
James will be sorely missed by all of his family and friends!
Arrangements provided by Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services – Lawrence. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ronald Stone.
May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.
Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services
I got to know Jimmy when he came by the church office to start a collection point for socks to take to the food pantries for distribution. He came regularly and really worked hard to make sure he had socks for the pantries. He made different gifts for me from box cartons and contact paper – he was quite creative. He always liked for me to pray with him before he would go. He would fist bump and say, “What’s the word?” And, I would say, “God Bless You!” I am very saddened at his passing and will greatly miss him stopping by during the week. I hope he has a huge container of socks to share with everyone in Heaven. God Bless You Jimmy Stone!!
Admin Assistant, Fortville Church of the Nazarene
So sorry of this loss. Such a Blessing of him helping others. Prayers for the family. 🙏
I also got to know Jimmy through his coming to our church office. He came by every week for “Monday morning prayer.” He was also a regular visitor to the FARM, which operates out of our building, and he always wanted people to know he was “still a member” at FCC! I will miss his weekly visits, uproarious laugh, and persistent spirit. Praise Jesus for Jimmy’s hope in Him!
Family Pastor | Fortville Christian Church
i wish i would have got to meet you i know you eere always there for my dad, tell him i love and miss him for me. may you rest easy uncle jimmy🕊❤️