George Arnold Stone
Last updated 5/24/2022 at 11:50am
George Arnold Stone went to be with his Lord and Savior on May 22, 2022, surrounded by his family.
George was born on April 27, 1941, in Alexandria, Louisiana. He was the son of Arnold Stone and Georgie Elizabeth Stone. He was a member of the Bridge City High School Class of 1959. He graduated Highest Ranking Boy, was a class officer, worked on the school newspaper and played baseball. In 1963, he enlisted in the Army Reserve as a Medical Corpsman.
He retired from the Bridge City Post Office in 1992 after 27 years of service. During his time there, he delivered mail to hundreds of citizens of the small town he called home. He never met a stranger and considered his customers his friends. After retirement, he was employed with Claybar Funeral Home for 14 years.
George loved to work in his yard. His beautifully groomed landscaping was his pride and joy. He loved to hunt and fish and spend time at the lake. He loved to work with his hands and enjoyed building things for his family. He was completely devoted for 52 years to his wife, Elaine. He was an amazing husband, daddy, grandpa and great grandpa. He was a faithful servant of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and was a member of Bethel Baptist in Orange, Texas.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Elizabeth Stone and his wife, Elaine Stone.
George is survived by his children, Donna Johnson and husband Mark Johnson of Burlington, Kentucky, and Vickye Peck of Porter, Texas; grandsons, Christopher Johnson and wife Emily, Chase Grice and wife Christy, Andrew Grice and wife Kirsten, Walker Johnson and Taylor Grice; granddaughters, Megan Johnson, and Tara Robin and husband Scott; great grandsons, Bryson Robin, Abram Grice, Jude Grice, Kellen Robin, Lincoln Johnson, Jordy Grice and Oliver Grice; and great granddaughters, Journee Grice, Annabelle Grice, Willa Robin, Lachlynn Johnson and Penelope Johnson.
He also leaves behind a very special brother, James Stone (and sister-in-law, Sheila Stone). George and James were only 11 months apart in age. Many stories were told about their close relationship and many adventures experienced together. There was never anything one would not do for the other all the way to the end.
Funeral services for George will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 28, 2022, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Orange. Officiating will be Pastor Jim Lea.
Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 28, 2022.
Serving as pallbearers will be Mark Johnson, Christopher Johnson, Chase Grice, Andrew Grice, Taylor Grice and Blake Johnston.
The family would like to express their thankfulness to George’s niece, Debbie LeBlanc, for all the love, time and care given to him during his final months. Also, special thanks to Intrepid Hospice nursing staff for their exceptional care.
In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at http://www.alz.org.