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Ernest Dale Stone
March 23, 1944 ~ August 19, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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Saturday, August 19th, 2023, Ernest Dale Stone age 79, of Smithville, TN, passed away peacefully in the arms of his beloved daughters Renee & Kendra at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Born March 23, 1944 to Frank Lefford Stone and Lula Mae (Bass), Ernest led his young life in Liberty, TN as the youngest of seven children. He was a graduate of the 1962 class at Liberty High School.
After marrying Linda (Christian) in 1964 they were blessed with two loving daughters. A hardworking and affectionate father, Ernest enjoyed coaching his daughters’ softball teams, vacationing on Florida beaches and the Smokey Mountains with his family, and working outside.
Forever proud of his girls, they found their own families and he earned his title “Granddaddy”. His family was the pride and joy of his life where he cared for, adored, and mentored 7 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and countless nieces and nephews.
Ernest was a proud retiree of Federal-Mogul, having worked as a supervisor for many years where he was affectionately known as Ernie.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by the mother of his children, Linda Christian Stone, mother-in-law Louise Christian Frazier, sisters, Annie Laura Young and Janice Davis both of Smithville and brother Billy Stone of Lafayette.
He survived by daughter Renee (Ronald) Whited of Monterey, daughter Kendra (Rick) Guinn of Smithville, grandchildren Macy (Justin) Nokes of Smithville, Trey (Brianna) Guinn of Sparta, Mackenley (Tia) Turner of Smithville, Nikolas Agee (Ashlyn) Agee of Smithville, Elizabeth Guinn of Smithville, Zoe Guinn of Smithville, & Destiny Guinn of Smithville, brother Joe Stone of Smithville, sisters Mary Bailey of Alexandria and Bobbie Fite of Lebanon, and special great-nephew Adam Davis, and many other nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be Tuesday, August 22nd, 2-7 pm and Wednesday, August 23rd, 12-3:30 pm. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 23rd at 3:30 pm. Mr. Stone will be interred at DeKalb Memorial Gardens.
DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.