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Monday May 9th, 2022
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Gary J. Stone

Gary James Stone, 78, of Suffolk, Va. passed away on Monday, April 25, 2022. He is predeceased by his parents, Stanley and Helen Tripp Stone and brother, Ted Stone. 

Gary retired from the U.S. Navy after serving 23 years. After his retirement he worked for the Portsmouth Sheriff Department providing security. He was an avid fisherman who enjoyed casting out in freshwater.

He is survived by his significant other and friend, Melba T. Parker; children, Christine Teresa Chaet, Cheryl Lynn Tinkler, and Richard Paul Stone; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; sister, Rebecca Stone Moore; and brothers, Larry and David Stone. 

A graveside service will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, May 10, at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veteran Cemetery, 5310 Milner’s Rd. Suffolk, Va. Please meet at R.W. Baker & Co. North Suffolk Chapel by 10:15 am to process to the cemetery. Family will receive friends on Monday, May 9th, 6:00pm-7:30pm at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home North Chapel, 5685 Lee Farm Ln. Suffolk, Va. Online condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com. 

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I had the privilege to work with Gary for a number of years on the Sheriff's Office and had the Oppurtunite to catch up on old times not too long ago when we ran into each other at Food lion, Gary was a wonderful and caring man, I enjoyed the wonderful stories over the years. My Prayers and thoughts are with you all

Bill Rucker May 1 2022 3:21 PM

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Gary, he has been a neighbor for more than 40 years. Our children were friends and he was always pleasant to be around. Prayers for Christy and family thoughts and prayers going out to you.


We are so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. We got to know Gary on our trip to Alaska in 2007 and enjoyed the company of both Gary and Melba. How he enjoyed himself fishing. Jim and Gail Pickett, New Brunswick, Canada.

Jim and Gail Pickett Apr 27 2022 5:04 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one is never easy.

Bonnie White Apr 27 2022 4:25 PM

Our condolences from Wytheville and Bland Va. I met Gary on one of his trips to Brackens Trout Hatchery.

Steve Steve Apr 27 2022 9:48 AM

Melba, thinking of you and sending my condolence in sharing your loss. Always enjoyed sharing with you and Gary. May God be with you.

Penny Leary Smith Apr 26 2022 7:16 PM

Gary was a great guy and will be dearly missed. He fought many battles the last 10 years and managed to come out on top. He would set and talk at many a coin show with my brother and me. A true patriot and dedicated Navy Man. Chief will certainly be missed by many. Melba our condolences to you and the family. Gary rest in peace I know you'll miss the coin shows but we know you are in a far better show place.

Archie and Bill Archambo Apr 26 2022 1:33 PM