Jerry R. Stoner, 75

Jerry R. Stoner, 75, of Wabash, passed away at 8:08 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, at his home.

He was born to the late Roy W. and Kathrine (Welker) Stoner on Aug. 8, 1940 in Delphi.

Jerry was a 1958 graduate from Delphi High School and attended I.U. of Kokomo. He married Roxanna Wray on June 11, 1962, she survives.

Jerry served his country as a radioman in the United States Navy, also served in the National Guard and as a house parent at White’s Institute. He retired in 1989 as a Captain from the Wabash Police Department, then worked for the State of Indiana Adult Protection Services. Jerry attended Bachelor Creek Church of Christ and formerly attended Wabash Christian Church both in Wabash.

Jerry was very active with Kairos Prison Ministry, Homeless Veterans, Patriot Guard Riders, and American Legion Post 15, where he was a past District 5 Commander. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Police, Elks Lodge, Kairos, American Legion Post 15, Thor Diesel Club, Moose Lodge of Wabash, Amvets, Shriners, Jester of Court 127 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Masonic Lodge of Wabash, and Veterans of Underage Military Service, plus many many other organizations.

Along with his wife, Roxy, he is survived by two sons, Jerry R. Stoner Jr. (Tammy Woodward) of Wabash, and Robert F. Stoner (Angela) of Gosport; grandson, Thomas F. Stoner; and his dog, Buddy Fray.

Jerry was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Edward Stoner, and brother, Charles E. Davis.

Jerry enjoyed golfing, scuba diving, studying the bible, and most of all time with his family and especially his grandson.

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Ave., Wabash, with Pastor Cecil Cook officiating. Burial will follow at a later date at Marion National Cemetery in Marion.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 21, 2015 at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are directed to Helping Hands of Wabash County, 20 E. Canal Street, Wabash, Indiana 46992, Kairos Prison Ministry, 10505 N. College Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46280, or Operation Comfort Warriors-Jim Koutz, 211 W. Sycamore Street, Booneville, IN 47601. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Posted on 2015 Aug 18