Services for Bob B. Stone, 77, of Harker Heights, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Dossman Funeral Home in Belton with Minister Joe Baisden officiating. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. at Cobbs Cemetery near Thornton.

Mr. Stone died Dec. 4, 2012. He was born Aug. 1, 1935, in McGregor to William W. and Ollie Mae (Boren) Stone. He grew up in McGregor and began working at the age of 9 to help support himself. As a youngster, he worked at a dry cleaners, golf course, movie theater and as a bellhop plus many other odd jobs. He moved to Waco for his last two years of high school. Following graduation, he attended Baylor University where he majored in business.

As an adult, he spent many years working as a buyer for Rocketdyne Corporation in McGregor. More recently, he worked as a self-taught engineer for Certified Water Services of Temple and Soules Engineering of Waco. He served in the Army National Guard for more than 20 years.

He married Mary Beth Ellis on June 19, 1953, in Waco. Several years after her death in 2000, he married Evelyn Cox Horton on Nov. 8, 2003, in Belton.

He was a self-educated, intelligent, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He loved playing bridge, Sodoku, joking and telling stories of his adventures.

He was a member of the Belton Church of Christ. The family is grateful to the loving and professional care given to him by the staff of the Lighthouse Hospice in Temple. We will all miss his wonderful spirit.

Mr. Stone was preceded in death by one brother, Billy Stone.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Cox Horton-Stone of Harker Heights; two daughters, Kimberly Varvel of Groesbeck and Kathy Winan of Arlington; and three grandchildren, Sean, Scott and Colin Varvel.

Memorials may be made to Belton Church of Christ.

Visitation is at 9 a.m. Friday at Dossman Funeral Home in Belton, which is in charge of arrangements.

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