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Jake M. Stone

FRANKLIN — Jake Massie Stone, 84, passed away on Dec. 15, 2019, in East Pavilion.

Jake M. Stone

Born in Christiansburg, Virginia, he was a son of the late Jake Ward Stone and Sallie Massie Stone, and was also predeceased by a brother, John Ward Stone.

Jake received a Bachelor of Science in Forestry and Wildlife Conservation from Virginia Tech 1956, and a Master of Science degree in Forestry from Duke University in 1960. He had retired as Superintendent of Seedling Production and Farms for Union Camp Corporation.

Jake was a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserves, and an active member of the Hunterdale Ruritan Club where he served as the Director, Secretary, Vice President and President.

He was a Boy/Cub Scout Committeeman for over 10 years, and a longtime member of the Society of American Foresters.

Jake was a member, teacher and deacon of Franklin Baptist Church for many years.

He was a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and East Pavilion Nursing Home.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 57 years, Virginia Yarbrough Stone; a daughter, Susan Stone Reed and husband, Darel and their children, Mark, James and Frances of Greenville, North Carolina; and a son, Kenneth W. Stone and wife, Lisa and their children, Jake, Emma and Leslie of Auburn, Alabama.

The graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, in Harewood Cemetery, 540 Harewood Lane, Roseland, Virginia. The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 22, in Franklin Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Charles Qualls and the Rev. Steve Gibson officiating.

The reception will follow the service in the fellowship hall.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Franklin Baptist Church; the Society of American Foresters, 10100 Laureate Way, Bethesda, MD 20814-2198 (SAFNET.ORG); or any favorite charity.

www.wrightfuneralhome.org.