Funeral services for Rev. Robert "Bob" W. Stoner, age 78, of Livingston will be conducted 3 p.m., Thursday, July 6, 2017 from the chapel of the Livingston Funeral Home. Bro. Donald Cobb & Bro. Bill Downey will officiate. Burial will be in the Overton County Memorial Gardens where Military Honors will be preformed by the Honor Guard of the James T. Davis Memorial Post 5062 of the VFW in Livingston. The family will welcome friends on Thursday morning from 9 a.m. until time of services 3 p.m.
Rev. Stoner passed from this life on Monday evening, July 3, 2017 at the St. Thomas Hospital West in Nashville. He was born February 22, 1939 in Aledo Illinois to the late Hershel & Evelyn Williams Stoner. He graduated Aledo High School in 1957. Bob served his country in the Navy from 1957 till 1962. During the time he served his country he would take trips to Tennessee with some of his navy buddies where he would meet the love of his life Ms. Bertha Hawkins. Bob married Bertha in 1962 and started what he referred to by Louis Armstrong "What a Wonderful World". Bob lived and breathed Baseball. He also had a calling in 1982 to preach the Good News of Christ, and that's what he did up till he just recently became sick. His last church he preached at was Memorial Baptist where he was a member. Bob loved his family and all of the Churches he helped spread the Good News of Christ in.
He is survied by his loving wife of 55 years, Mrs. Bertha Hawkins Stoner of Livingston, TN; daughters, Julie Brown & husband Scott of Livingston, TN & Jodi Gasior & husband Andrew of Punta Gorda, FL.; grandchildren, Logan Thompson & wife Jennifer, Jacob Brown & wife Emily & Allie Brown Hogue & husband Kalem; great grandchildren, Charlotte Thompson & Mollie Brown; brother, Raymond Stoner of Woodhull, IL.
Pallbearers to serve: Logan Thompson, Jacob Brown, Kalum Hogue, Scott Brown, Andrew Gasior, Doug Reagan. Honorary Pallbearers: Sam Norroe, Harold Fletcher, Doug Howard, Joe Emerich, Clinton Kirk, Jack Reagan, Eddie Parker, Joe Hawkins, James Hawkins, Ronnie Qualls.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents.
I am grateful that Jake had such a wonderful Godly grandfather.
Very sweet and considering man. Will be missed very much.
I REMEMBER BOB BACK WHEN I FIRST MOVED HERE FROM OHIO AND I WORKED AT BERKLINE THAT WAS IN THE 1970s he was a nice well respected man was always friendly,I KNOW HE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM IT HAD BEEN MANY YEARS SINCE I HAD SEEN HIM IM SURE HE MOST LIKELY DIDNT REMEMBER ME,REST IN PEACE MR STONER
We are deeply saddened by the loss of Bob. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Bob was a very wonderful person, he always had a smile and a very outstanding friendly personality a person that you looked upto. I am so glad that I had the pleasure of working with Bod at Sam's and got to know the wonderful person he was. I consider it a Blessing to have worked with him and to have him as a good friend. He will be deeply missed by everyone that had the pleasure of knowing him. This Earth has lost a wonderful man but Heaven has welcomed another Angel home.
Even in the saddest time, we know our Savior lives, and we can trust in the promise that He gives- that in the glad reunion with the Lord our loved ones wait to welcome us in joy with no more tears beyond the gate. Bertha and family our love and prayers are being sent your way.
I am so sorry for your loss. Bro. Stoner was a Godly man and always so eager to talk of his Saviour and Lord. May God bless each of you with His peace and His comfort at this time.
I can't say enough good things about Bro. Bob. We'll miss him.
Our love pours out to you all! Bro. Bob was always so special to us! We loved meeting up with him at Sam's because no matter what, he always had that smile on his face! He baptized our boys! We will just forever love your family and feel heartache for knowing we can't run into him somewhere and share a few words and a smile together. But, joy in knowing that someday we will for sure get to see him again on the other side! Love you all!
Dear Stoner family, Please accept my condolence and deep regrets for your loss for this enemy death brings much grief and pain and I'd like to share where I found help at such a time when this enemy took my entire family. I found hope and comfort in what I read in Jehovah Gods word the Bible at John5:28,29 there it tells us we'll see our love ones again in the resurrection when Jesus brings them back here on earth and at Isaiah25:8 we're told that this enemy death will be swallowed up forever. These scriptures along with others help me to cope with my loss and get through each day because now I know I'll see my family again. I truly hope this will help you also in some way at this difficult time when hope and comfort is needed for this is my purpose in sharing this with you at this time. Please feel free to let me know at g[email protected] and please know that I do share your grief and hope to hear from you. Sincerely, GM
Bro. Bob was a , More than a Godly man! I know he is rejoicing very Graciously in Heaven ! I am so sorry for your loss! He loved to hear the song Thank you for giving to the Lord he would feel the spirit so strongly. God Bless all of you and Prayers for your strength and love to all
So sorry. He will be missed.
Mother and I were so sorry to hear about Bro. Bob. She had always said she wanted Bro. Bob to hold her service. Both of you have been such a blessing to our family. So Sorry. Love and pray for you and your family.
So sad to hear about Bob. He was such a pleasant to be around. I did see him a few years back at Sam's.
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