Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from June 15 to June 16, 2017
Dr. John Robert Stone – Our Founder
Dr. John Robert Stone, age 72, of Knoxville, TN, departed to be with Jesus on June 13, 2017, after a two year battle with pancreatic cancer. He served forty years as the senior pastor of Berean Bible Church and was the founder of Berean Christian School. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Frieda (Horton) Stone, of almost forty nine years of marriage; his three children, Eve Richards(David), Portia Causey (Clay), and Peter Stone (Monica); his eight grandchildren, Caly Grace Causey, Peter Cade Causey, Corban Ruth Causey, Caleb Stone Causey, Mary Charis Causey, David John Richards V, John Stone Richards, and John Sebastian Stone. The graveside service and memorial service will be held at two different times and locations. All are invited to each service. Family and friends will meet at 9:45 am Saturday, June 17. 2017, at Lynnhurst Cemetery for a 10:00 am graveside service. A memorial service will be conducted at 4:00 pm Saturday June 17, 2017, at West Park Baptist Church with eulogy by Peter Stone (8833 Middlebrook Pike Knoxville TN 37932). A light reception will follow at West Park Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers the family is asking gifts be made to Berean Bible Church or Berean Christian School. Online obituary may be viewed at www.rosemortuary.com.
At a certain moment last year, an uncomfortable silence took hold in my psychology classroom. I asked a young lady in my class a question. She is an excellent student.
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