With sad hearts and fond memories, we said goodbye to Howard F. Stone Wednesday, May 13, 2020.

Howard was born Nov. 19, 1944 in New Hampshire. He resided in Florida through his childhood, finally settling in Tennessee and North Carolina. He proudly served his country in the Navy and Army.

Howard was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Stone; parents, James and Eunice Hand, and a sister, Mary West.

He is survived by his children, Jessica Stone, Marty Hupp and Rocky Hupp. Much love and prayers are sent for peace and comfort. He left two brothers, Robert Mullins and Everette D. Mullins; two sisters, Sarah Mullins and Regina Ann Vachon; six grandchildren: Hunter, Shyanne, Jorden, Dalton, Joshua, and Cortney and three great-grandchildren, Isaiah, Lillian, and Brody. He was a son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend to many. He will be missed.

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