Robert O. Stone August 6, 1931 – November 7, 2022
Celebration of Life
December 3, 2022
Robert O. Stone was born on Aug. 6, 1931, in Hagerman, Texas. He passed away surrounded by his wife and family on Nov. 7 in Bakersfield, California at the age of 91.
Bob moved to Fresno, California at 17. He married Corinne Stone on June 8, 1974, and they enjoyed 48 years together. Their life was full, raising Corinne's two sons, Mark and Sean, and traveling throughout the U.S. and the world. Bob and Corinne have also been active in Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Tehachapi, with Bob serving for many years on the Church Council. Bob was also a veteran of both the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army.
Bob worked a variety of jobs as a young man: e.g., bakery, chicken-cage hauler, oil field worker and surveyor. He eventually settled into working for the California Correctional system, spending more than 30 years, most of those at CCI Tehachapi. He especially loved serving as the Rangemaster.
Bob is survived by his wife, Corinne; brother, George; children, Mark, Sean, Aprile and Steve; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, David and son, Robert Jr.
Services were held on Nov. 28, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 329 S. Mill St., Tehachapi. Committal with military honors immediately followed at the Bakersfield National Cemetery.
Memorial gifts can be given in Bob's name to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
Wood Family Funeral Service has been entrusted with his care. For condolences, please visit http://www.woodmortuary.net.