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In Memory Of Our Poets

Charles Mercer Stone (1926-2023) - Class Of 1945

Charles Mercer Stone died peacefully in his home at the age of 96 on Tuesday, September 26, 2023.

Mr. Stone was a lifelong resident of Montgomery and a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church. He graduated from Sidney Lanier High School in 1945 and later received a degree in Business from The University of Alabama. He served his country in the Army during World War II and then in the Air Force during the Korean War. He was a devoted family man with a career in sales.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Lucie Leak Stone, and by his brothers and sister, Milton D. Stone, Jr. of Montgomery, William M. Stone, and Millicent S. Wilson both of Tennessee. He is survived by two daughters, Lucie S. Heath (Hank) of Tuscaloosa and Katharine M. Stone of Montgomery, and one son, Charles M. Stone, Jr. (Mary) also of Montgomery, and three grandchildren, William M. Heath (Summer) of Prattville, Ashley E. Stone, and James M. Stone both of Montgomery.

The graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 5 at Greenwood Cemetery with The Rev. Dr. Deonna Neal officiating. Visitation will be held at Leak Memory Chapel one hour prior to the service.

The family expresses deep gratitude to his caregivers from Baptist Hospice and John Knox at Home. Mr. Stone may be memorialized by contributing to the charity of your choice.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.Leak-MC.com for the Stone family.