Richard A. “Stoney” Stone, 70, of Rozet, Wyoming, passed away Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, at home, surrounded by his family.
Graveside services will be Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Rozet Cemetery.
He was born March 11, 1949, in Malone, New York, to Bernard and Dorothy Stone. He graduated from school at Salmon River Central High School and then served in the U.S. Marine Corp from 1967 to 1969.
After his enlistment, he moved to Wyoming where he started a long career in the oil and gas business. He worked for several oil companies throughout Wyoming, but his heart was with True Oil Company-Belle Fourche Pipeline where he was employed for over 20 years, retiring in 2008.
He was a member of the VFW in Moorcroft, Wyoming. In January 1988, he married “his bride” Linda Smith in Rozet, Wyoming. Together they had sons: Tony Stone, Robert Burke, Tim Burke, Richard Stone, Christopher Stone, and daughter Courtney Stone.
Dick’s passions were hunting, fishing, wood working, and spending time with his many friends and family. Many social events were held in his garage, where friends and family gathered for any occasion. His hunting trips/camps for deer and elk were legendary. Local friends and hunters from many states often left with memories of a life time.
He is survived by his wife Linda; children Tony (Kim) Stone; Robert (Shanille) Burke; Tim (April) Burke; Richard (Eva) Stone, and Christopher Stone and 12 grandchildren.
Richard is preceded in death by his parents and daughter Courtney Stone.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heptner Cancer Center in Gillette. Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Walker Funeral Home, 410 Medical Arts Court, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.walkerfuneralgillette.com