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.
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