Richard “Dick” Stone
August 30, 1945 ‒ July 14, 2017
BELLVILLE: Richard “Dick” Stone, age 71 of Bellville, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017 in his home following a brief illness.
He was born August 30, 1945 in Mansfield, the son of Howard W. and May (Wheatley) Stone and was graduated from Bellville High School in 1963. Dick was also a 1971 graduate of Manchester University with a Bachelor of Arts in Art Education.
Richard served active duty in the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1968, and also in the Army Reserves. He was a member of AMVETS Post #43, where he enjoyed spending time with many of his friends.
He worked as a meat cutter locally at the former Hitchman’s Market and Stoodts, however, art was his passion. A talented painter, Dick sold several paintings and was proud to have his work on display at the Bellville-Jefferson Township Historical Society.
Richard is survived by his twin brother and sister-in-law Robert and Phyllis Stone of Sanford, NC, a sister Phyllis Hobson of Bellville; nieces and nephews Scott Hobson, Beth Hobson and Jason Stone, along with many aunts, uncles and extended family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Although no public service will be held in Richard’s memory, his family hopes that you will hold him in your heart as you remember him in your own special way.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Richard’s family and encourage you to share a memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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