James L. Stone, 75, of Joplin, Mo. passed away at 10:10 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at his home following a two year illness. James was born Jan. 12, 1935, in El Dorado Springs, Mo., and had lived in the Joplin area since 1975, moving from Nevada, Mo. He was employed with 12th. St. Scrap, and Atlas Iron and Metal Co., retiring in 1989. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.
James married Peggy C. Meighen Sept. 29, 1956, in Nevada, and she survives. Additional survivors include two sons, Sylvan "Van" Oyerly and wife Diana, Stark City, Mo., and Richard "Rick Scrapyard Dog" Stone, Joplin; two daughters, Patricia (Patsy) Ogle and husband Mike, Joplin, and Brenda Clark and significant other, Wade McDaniel, Neosho, Mo.; three sisters, Pearl Kimzey and Leona (Mickey) Vandenburg, both of Nevada, Mo., and Bessie Bradley, Littlerock, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, James L. Stone II; a daughter-in-law, Ruby Stone; a son in law, James Clark, three granddaughters, Amethyst Stone, Shiela Stone, and Camie Hailey; a great-granddaughter, Angel Ogle; four brothers; and two sisters.
Services will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 15 at Mason-Woodard Chapel with Evangelist Bessie Bradley, and the Rev. Greg Gooch officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be in the Fairview Cemetery with his grandsons serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6:30-7:30 p.m., today, at the chapel.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mason-Woodard Mortuary of Joplin, Mo.