Perry Fred Stone, Sr.
The Reverend Fred Stone, Sr., servant of the Most High God, breathed his final breath on earth and was ushered to his grand homecoming in Glory on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 11:15 a.m. Born February 11, 1933, he was saved during a great revival in the coalfields of West Virginia and began his ministry at the age of 17. For nearly 60 years, he faithfully served as evangelist and pastor with the Church of God, traveling in his later years with his son, Perry, Jr.
Fred was known by friends and family as a man of integrity, a great prayer warrior, and a man of great faith. He did not leave material wealth, but he left a good name and a spiritual legacy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William H. and Nalva Dunford Stone.
He will be greatly missed by Juanita Stone, his wife of 56 years; his children, Diana Stone, Perry Fred Stone, Jr. and wife, Pam, Phillip Stone and wife, Kerry and Melanie Stone, all of Cleveland; his four grandchildren; his 7 living brothers and sisters; and friends around the world.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at the T. L. Lowery Global Foundation Ministry Center with Dr. T. L. Lowery, Pastor Mitch Maloney, the Reverend Tommy Bates and Dr. Perry Fred Stone, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Ramsey Cemetery with a white dove release ceremony concluding the service.
The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:30 p.m. at the T. L. Lowery Ministry Center prior to the service.
The family knows that Fred's mantle for ministry passed to the younger generation when he departed. At the request of Juanita Stone in lieu of flowers you may donate to the Perry Stone, Sr. Omega Ranch Memorial Fund, c/o VOE Ministries, P.O. Box 3595, Cleveland, TN 37320.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Stone family guestbook at www.fikefh.com.
Fike Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.