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Roy Stone

Roy Durwood Stone

Thursday, November 10th, 1921 - Monday, September 9th, 2019
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Obituary

Roy Durwood Stone, 97, of Waco, passed away Monday September 9, 2019. A graveside service will be held 1 pm Thursday September 12, at Bold Springs Cemetery, West, Texas, with Pastor Jerry Freedman officiating.
Roy is preceded in death by his wife, Florence Stone; and daughters, Patti Stone, Gloria Wilson, and Elizabeth Schraeder.
He is survived by his children, Roy Lee Stone and wife Brenda, John Johanson and wife Lillie, and Jim Johanson; brothers, O.C. Stone, Tommy Stone, Bobby Stone, and Jerry Stone; grandchildren, Kevin Stone, Sheila Hatcher, Robert Brown, Ginger Harris, Reagan Wilson, Diedra Schraeder, James Fowler, Dewayne Fowler, and Ralph; 15 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Thursday, September 12th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Thursday, September 12th, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Bold Springs Cemetery
    Address
    WEST, TX
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  • Interment

    Location
    Bold Springs Cemetery
    Address
    WEST, TX
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Robert Kellen

Posted at 03:41pm
Roy (we called him "Uncle Roy" ) sold me my first real motorcycle in July, 1949, a new Matchless 500cc. $ 795. He owned the All Makes Motorcycle shop. Jack Wilson was the mechanic. We picked up the bike, which was in a large wooden crate from London, England, at the railroad freight station in Waco, in a pickup. Jack assembled it. Roy was the AJS & Matchless dealer in central Texas.
Roy was a motorcycle mechanic for the army in WW11 where he worked alongside Durwood Inmon. When war ended he & Durwood opened an Indian cycle shop in Waco. For some reason, they didn't get along so Roy moved out & started his All Makes shop, selling AJS & Matchless (English bikes) & also California speed equipment for hot rods. It is interesting that Roy's middle name is that of his nemesis, Durwood Inmon.
"MATCHLESS MOTOR CYCLES, matchless in name and reputation. 18 Plumbstead Road, London SE 18, England"
Roy's passing is the end of an era.
Robert Kellen
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Kevin Roark

Posted at 09:10am
Sorry to hear about Roy's passing. Me and my mom Sandra Roark offer our condolences. Sending prayers out to the family.
RS

Renae Salyers

Posted at 11:53am
Bee and RoyLee I am so sorry for the passing of Pop. He lived a great long life, a lot longer than some get the opportunity. He is your Angel now watching down over all of you. He was a great man and I have so many memories of him. Wish I could be there at the service in person, but know that I am there in your hearts . Love ya'll
SV

Steven Vest

Posted at 11:00am
If I am remembering correctly, Roy had a motorcycle parts shop behind his house back in the mid 70's. I think his son (Roy) used to work for Steakley Honda and left to join his dad in their own business. This was a long time ago, as I was in my late teens. I'm pretty sure this is him, and I just remember both of them treating me very good and helping me with my different projects. Roy (jr.) would always offer his advise on helping me get the right parts. Sorry for your loss, but heaven is celebrating his arrival.
CH

charlotte heckathorn

Posted at 04:15pm
I send my condolences to this family .Sheila I sorry to hear the passing of your grandfather.
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